When your drains get clogged, you don't always have a lot of time to deal with unclogging your drains. If you have a backed-up sink, and you need a quick fix to get things flowing again, try one of the really easy ways to unclog your drains that is detailed below.
1. Boiling Hot Water
One of the fastest and simple ways to deal with a clogged drain is literally with boiling water. Take a couple of pans or kettles, fill them up with water, and heat the water up until it reaches a nice rolling boil. Then, take the water and pour about a third of the hot water down the drain at a time. When you pour the water, be sure to use oven mitts or gloves, and don't position your face right above the water; you don't want to get hit in the face with all of that steam.
Allow the hot water to work its way down the drain for a few seconds before pouring more hot water down the drain. Repeat this process until your sink starts to flow and drain properly again. Sometimes, all that is needed to fix a clogged drain is a little hot water to break up whatever is clogging up your drain in the first place.
2. Wet & Dry Vacuum
Another quick way to get rid of a clogged drain is to use a wet and dry shop vacuum if you have one. If you have a shop vacuum, unclogging drains is just one of the many ways you can use this tool. To use your shop vacuum to get your drain quickly flowing again, first put it on the liquid setting. Make sure that the vent is covered up on the shop vacuum as well; this will help ensure that you don't create a mess while trying to deal with one problem.
Put the mouth of the vacuum over the drain, and try to make a top of the vacuum seal with the drain. Once you have a nice seal, turn on the vacuum. Be sure to use the highest power suction setting on the vacuum. Your shop vacuum should be able to suck the clogged right up out of your drain and into your vacuum.
When you have a clogged sink, and you need a quick fix, two of the fastest ways to get your drain flowing again is to use boiling hot water to break up the clog or use a wet and dry shop vacuum to literally suck the clog out of your drain. If these two quick fixes don't work, you may need to call a licensed plumber for drain cleaning.Share
3 May 2018
Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Heather, and a few years ago, my partner and I got a very cheap property up in the mountains practically in the middle of nowhere. I knew we had to build, but there were many elements that I overlooked. I never even considered the idea that we wouldn't be connected to a town sewer system for example. However, I learned quickly as we built our septic tank. Through the process, I also researched a lot of alternatives to ensure we got the perfect septic system for our needs. If you are building on a new property and you don't have the option of sewer, this blog has everything you need to know about septic systems. I truly love to help others, and I hope these posts help you.