When to Call a Plumber

When to Call a Plumber

If you are like me, chances are that when there is a plumbing issue the first thing you think about if calling a plumber. However there are some ways you can fix plumbing issues on your own first that might help save you some money. First of all determine where the clog is. If you have metal pipes, consider pouring boiling hot water down the drain to see if it’ll unclog with this less obtrusive approach. Boil the water on your stove, it really need to be as hot as possible. If this doesn’t work, perhaps try using a plunger if you have one laying around.

Remember to use quick and sharp plunges in order to most effectively try to rid the drain of its clog. This is also a less invasive way to try and get rid of a simple clog. Suppose the clog is being a bit pesky and those attempts aren’t working. Then pour some baking soda down the drain, making sure to get it as far down the drain as possible. Once you have sufficient baking soda down the drain, pour some vinegar down the drain as well.

The vinegar will mix with the baking soda and start bubbling and fizzing. If you have a minor clog, this might be enough to fix the clog. If you are finding that your sink is still clogged, try pouring some laundry bleach down the drain once the baking soda and vinegar has stopped fizzing. Let the bleach sit in the drain for about an hour or so then run some warm water down the drain.

Hopefully one of these two ideas works if you have a minor clog, and chances are you have these materials already in your home, so it is nice and convenient. If your clog is still being persistent you can purchase drain cleaner from the store such as Drano. Pour the un-clogging detergent down the drain, and then run warm water as read on the detergent instructions. These products are inexpensive and also easy ways to solve clogs.

If none of the above ideas work, then you probably have a heavy duty clog and should call a plumber to help. K&S Plumbing is a great solution. They offer many plumbing services such as help for: the water heater, water & gas lines, disposals, grease traps, plumbing fixtures, faucets, drains, and even sewer lines. So if you have a plumbing issue that you can’t fix, call a plumber today!

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