Over time, substances build up on the inner walls of your pipes causing drains to slow or fail. You can easily and quickly unclog drains in your house without two things: panic, and chemicals. That’s right. Learn how to unclog a drain by using some things you may already have around the house.

One solution for unclogging your drain is with baking soda, vinegar, and hot water. Pour one cup of baking soda down the drain, then follow up with a cup of vinegar. You may remember this trick from a science experiment, as the combination of the two will start a fizzing. When that fizzing stops, flush the drain with the hot water.

Is there too much hair in the shower drain? It is possible that the clog is too stubborn to flush out. A surprisingly effective method is to grab a wire hang from the closet, and reshape it, so you have a small hook on one end. By pushing down into the drain, you will be able to latch on and fish out some of the gunk. When the clog is clear, run the hot water to flush out the rest.

Toilet clogs are always unpleasant, but grab something from the kitchen and clear it up fast. Dish detergent will act as a lubricant and helps to break up any greasy residue. Pour some boiling water down, and finish with the plunger to clear it up.

The best way to clear clogged drains is to prevent them from getting clogged. Install drain covers in the kitchen and bathroom, and take a minute to brush away loose hair before stepping into the shower.

Regular maintenance is imperative to keep your home’s drains running freely. With video inspection and line locating services, our drain maintenance services will ensure that your home or business never experience a backup. Call us today at 616-866-5134 and talk with our skilled plumbers at Kellermeier Plumbing to schedule your Grand Rapids drain cleaning or drain maintenance today.