Tips for Drain Cleaning

Clogged drains are one of the most common reasons that homeowners need to call a plumber. Hardenburgh Plumbing gives you tips on how to clean your drains so that you need to call a plumber less often.

The first tip from this drain cleaning West Palm Beach company is that you should never use over-the-counter drain cleaners. They are often not effective, especially for removing solid objects, and are harsh enough to corrode your pipes.

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One of the best ways for clearing a clogged drain is by using a plunger and elbow grease. Plunge the drain in a series of rapid bursts, plunging as quickly as you can, taking rests in between bouts. If clearing a toilet, flush the toilet first, then plunge.

For a clogged sink that will not drain, even after plunging repeatedly, try fishing around with a bent wire to remove any clog like a large piece of food. If this does not work, remove the sink trap (the most curved part of the pipe) by unscrewing the threaded coupling and then removing part of the pipe with a pipe wrench. The clog is usually inside the sink trap. This will need cleaning out and then reattaching the sink trap.

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