The Chemical-Free Way to Clear a Clogged Drain Yourself

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At Advantage Plumbing, many of the calls we receive have to do with clogged drains. And for most of those calls, our customers would actually be fully able to clear their own drains – if they knew how. While a snake tool is the most effective way to get a drain cleared out, sometimes the job can be handled by putting together a mixture and letting it sit in the drain for a little bit.

The little homemade drain-clearing cocktail we recommend trying out is one made out of vinegar, baking soda and hot water. Some people swear by chemical drain clearing agents like Drain-O, but the harshness of those products can have detrimental effects on this inside of your drainage pipes, so it’s best to steer clear of them. If they get used too often, they have been known to eventually eat their way through a pipe entirely.

Check out the video below to learn the process of making the safe drain cleaning mixture and find out how to use it solve many of your clogged-drain problems. And, if that doesn’t work, or you need emergency plumbing give us a call at (615) 781-1239 or send us a message, and we’ll get your home’s plumbing running again in no time.