Cleaning supplies - How To Clean A Clogged Drain Effectively

The last thing which you want are clogged drains, whether inside the house or outside. While big sewers outside the homes need special tools and infrastructure for cleaning and unclogging, those inside homes can be done quite easily provided we have some basic idea as to how it can be done. We will look at a few important points to be kept in mind when it comes to cleaning drains and unclogging them.

Be Aware Of The Warning Signs

Prevention is always better than cure. Hence it would be advisable to look for some warning signs. If you see water gathering around your shower or if the water flow take more time than it should normally take, these are warning signals which must not be ignored. You also could come across unpleasant odors from the drains in your home. These again are tell-tale signs that the drains are not discharging water freely and there is some clogging happening. Now let’s look at some eco-friendly and natural ways by which clogged drains in homes can be cleaned.

Vinegar And Baking Soda

A combination of baking soda and vinegar in the same proportion can certainly go a long way cleaning clogged drains. Start by dumping in about half a cup of baking soda and let it sit in the drain for a few minutes. Then pour a mix of 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup very hot water on top of the baking soda. Once mixed, it will start fizzing. The fizzing action will help a lot in removing hair, grime and other deposits, and help with flushing out the clogged drain.

Wire Hangers

Though this might look a bit primitive, you could straighten wire hangers and use them as sticks for pushing down the clogged drain. You could try and make the entrance of the hanger in the form of a hook. As you remove it slowly once it has been inserted deep you will be surprised at the hair, grime and other impurities which is brings out. It certainly is a simple but highly effective natural way by which you can remove dirt and grime.


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Mark Wyatt is a contributing writer at AlpineMaids, they do expert house cleaning Denver loves to talk about.