DRAIN CLEANING AND MORE
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How to Clear a Clogged Drain Using a Sink Plunger
Having trouble seeing the bottom of your sink? Getting all that standing water to drain can be simple by attacking the clog with a sink plunger. Fit the plunger cup over the drain and plug the overflow hole with a finger. Plunge the drain using four or five rapid thrusts at a time. Repeat the process several times. You’ll notice the sink draining very quickly if you successfully clear the clogged drain.
How to Unclog a Drain Using Cleaning Solutions.
See what cleaning solutions you have around your house. Vinegar works well for clearing clogged drains, as does lemon juice. Baking soda, Borax and even salt can be mixed in for extra potency with one of the liquid ingredients. Once you’ve decided on a cleaning solution (of vinegar or lemon juice and one of the other dry powder ingredients), put on some eye protection and begin pouring the baking soda, Borax or salt down the drain. About a half cup should do. There’s no need to mix it with the vinegar or lemon juice beforehand, as the two ingredients will react with a foaming action as they come in contact with one another. This chemical action will help dissolve many normal drain clogs. Cover the drain with a cloth for 15-30 minutes, during which time the solution should begin to dissolve or loosen the clog. Repeat the process at least one more time. Sometimes this is all that is necessary to clear a simple clog.