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The best way to prevent clearing clogged drains is to understand what creates them in the first place. Some common reasons for blockages include:
Just as a smart homeowner will install a water softener to protect their plumbing and extend it’s life, they also want to take a few simple steps to prevent their drains from clogging in the first place. Taking preventative measures will save you money, decrease the chances of needing an emergency plumber and provide a worry free environment for your family.
Baking Soda & Vinegar – Remedy for Clearing Clogged Drains
If you’ve taken the care to prevent the clog but water still won’t drain, it may be time to break out the baking soda and vinegar.
It really does work and it’s actually quite cost effective way for homeowners or tenants to save money on plumbers.
This homemade DIY recipe will work for removing garbage disposal odours as well.
Recipe & Instructions
Modification for Garbage Disposal Smells: The same recipe for clearing a clogged drain can be used for freshening up your garburator too. Use half as much baking soda, and no need to cover the drain. the baking soda will neutralize any odors while the same chemical reaction will clean the blades and machinery.
How This Method of Clearing Clogged Drains Works
Baking soda and the hot water should have cleaned up any debris in the pipe and then the chemical reaction that occurs when the vinegar is introduced should shake the rest around enough to finally clear the blockage and allow proper drainage to resume.
This homemade recipe for clearing drains is best on new plumbing and when used in a regular manor along with the tips above to prevent the clog in the first place
Baking soda and vinegar for clogged drains is easy, affordable and won’t damage your pipes.
With a little extra elbow grease, a plunger, and the recipe above, you may be able to get yourself out of a jam before calling us for the heavy lifting work.