Summer should be a time for fun, you should be plunging into your pool instead of unclogging a toilet.
How to Unclog Drains and Toilets
Clogs throughout your household drains can be a major headache, especially when you have summer guests.
Knowing how to unclog and clean your drains in a quick efficient manner can save you lots of trouble.
Slow or clogged drains can be annoying when trying to wash the dishes in the kitchen or your hands in the restroom.
When your drain is slow, it may need a cleaning. You can use a DIY cleaner to try and clear whatever may be clogging the drain.
The solutions do not always work but do not turn to a chemical drain cleaner as it can be harmful to your plumbing system and health.
When a toilet is clogged, you want to first, prevent it from overflowing, which can cause an even bigger mess.
This means if it does not flush the first time, do not continue to flush.
After this, you will want to clear whatever is causing the clog. You can do this by using a plunger.
Simply put the plunger in the toilet bowl to completely cover the hole. Pump over and over again and flush to check if you have cleared the obstruction.
You may have to repeat this process a few times depending on the severity of the clog.
If the clog is just too tough or is recurring, it may be smart to call a professional to take care of it for you.
The best way to avoid clogs is to take steps to prevent them.
First, pay attention to what you flush. This goes for all members of the household. If you have kids, they may flush a non-flushable item.
Consider having a talk with them to understand what can be flushed and what cannot.
- Cigarette butts
- Grease or food
- Wipes of any kind
- Paper towels and tissues
- Cotton balls