Have You Any Experience In Unclogging Drains?

Do you know anything about unclogging drains? Many homeowners know absolutely nothing about drain systems, yet they seem to think they know everything about them. Don’t get me wrong, there are certain things that a homeowner can try to do, but there is a point at which it is time to call someone who makes a living unclogging drains.

Three Basic Ways To Unclog Drains

Of course, it really depends on where the clog is as to whether or not a clog can be cleared by a do-it-yourselfer. When you think about it, there are three basic ways that a clog can be cleared. The first is by using a drain cleaning chemical. The second way is to remove it physically with a snake or roter machine. And finally, the third is a method that is not as well-known as the other two – and that is by using pressure to blow the clog through.

Using chemicals work best for clogs that exist in smaller drain lines such as sinks, bathtubs, and showers. The problem with using these is that homeowners tend to overdo it with the chemicals. If you are using solid chemicals such as powders or crystals, you have to realize that these can actually pack up against the clog and become part of the clog. Worse yet, some of them can actually become hard and very difficult to remove. Always use liquid chemicals and do not use too much of them.

As far as removing clogs physically, you will not be able to unclog drains with a snake if the clog is too far down the drain line. The second issue about homeowners using snakes is that they could easily get the snake stuck in the drain line. In the end, you are limited by the length of your snake.

Finally, you have an option of using water pressure to unclog drains. Basically, you put a bladder on the end of a water hose and the bladder expands to the size of the drain line and then squirts water out the other end towards the clog. As pressure builds, the clog hopefully is removed. The problem here is that you have to isolate the clog and there can be no other drains between the hose and the clog. Otherwise, water will be up into your house somewhere.

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