If you have standing water in your shower, sink or bathtub you might have a clogged drain. Things like hair, dirt and debris can easily create back-ups, causing clogs.
Often a cleaning solution is needed when you have a clogged drain. While most chemical drain cleaners are toxic and can be harmful to ourselves and the environment, there are simple eco-friendly and non-toxic ways to unclog a drain that include:
Assess the situation and try to clear the blocked drain by hand. Unscrew the plug stopper while using a handy tool like a wire coat hanger to search for any debris. Remember to use gloves during this cleaning process as much of what you will pull out will be black, messy and odorous.
When a simple hand drain cleaning isn’t enough, sometimes, a natural drain cleaning solution will do the trick. Making a chemical-free cleaning solution can be done easily with just a few simple, common household items. Follow the steps below to unclog a drain naturally:
Pour half a cup of baking soda into the drain.
Pour in a cup of vinegar (let it work on the drain for about 15 minutes).
During this time – boil a pot of water.
Pour boiling pot of water down the drain.
Repeat the process another time or two if necessary.
When you have tried everything and self-cleaning and homemade drain cleaners just aren’t working, it is time to call in the plumbing professionals at Roto-Rooter. We are here to help 24/7 including holidays when you need service most. Our team of expert plumbers are here to handle all of your residential plumbing needs. We will come out to assess the situation and give you a timeline and cost for repairs.