Most people know how to clean their own drains with the help of a plunger or a plumbing snake/electric eel & a chemical drain cleaner. Doing this can sometimes be a time consuming affair if something unusual has been forced down the drain. If this has happened you need to be patient and take a few extra measures to make sure that your drain is completely cleared…
More often than not, a liquid drain cleaner will not be enough to unclog your blocked drain. If that is the case for you there are still a few things you could try yourself. You can try physically clearing the drain by carefully lowering a plumbing snake/electric eel down into the drain until it reaches the blockage. This can help break apart the clogged material and resolve your problem. Be careful when you are doing this to avoid causing any damage to the pipeline – leaving you with a much bigger problem!
Maintaining your drains
What most people don’t know is that a combination of baking soda and boiling water is the best possible solution to keep your drains clear. For a stronger solution try using baking soda and vinegar. By using an enzyme culture once a month you can prevent a build up occurring in your drain that can result in a blockage. You should avoid mixing these solutions with other commercial drain chemicals as you may in fact being doing damage to your pipeline. Maintaining your drains is not a difficult task if you know how to do it right!