Natural ways to clear drains
Go Chemical free in clearing drain clogs. (Photo Credits)
Going chemical free when it comes to removing clogs in a drain could just be the best way of eliminating clogs.
For one, natural unclogging agents do not damage plumbing fixture, and of course, it does not harm the person using it as well as thee environment.
Housewife How-Tos shared several natural ways to get rid of the hassle that is a drain clog.
“Wire hanger: Although a plumber’s snake is needed to attack clogs deep in pipes, those which are closer to the surface can often be reached with a wire hanger. To use this method, unbend the hanger until it’s one long, straight piece of wire then form a small, J-shaped hook on one end. Insert this hook in the drain until you meet resistance, twist the hanger a bit, and pull debris out. As you’re working, focus on pulling gunk out, not pushing it in. Repeat until you don’t pull up any more gunk, then follow with the baking soda method to get rid of any buildup.”
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Easy and Chemical-Free
Lifetips also shared more tips in unclogging drains without chemicals.
“Baking soda will not only clear up clogged drains, but it will also keep them smelling fresh. Try this: pour one half cup of salt and one cup of baking soda down the drain and let it sit overnight. In the morning chase it with a pot (two to three cups) of boiling water.”
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Ditch the chemicals to avoid damage to plumbing fixtures
Huffington Post meanwhile shared a chemical-free hack in clearing a shower drain. Click Here For Escondido Plumbing
“Step 3: Use the scissors to cut notches in the plastic zip tie, then insert the zip tie into the drain and flick your wrist to catch hair. Pull it out, get grossed out and repeat the process until you come back with a clean zip tie. Step 4: Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain, follow it up with 1/2 cup of white vinegar and cover the drain with a wet washcloth. Let it bubble for ten minutes. Remove the washcloth and rinse the drain with boiling-hot water.”
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How do you unclog drains?