5 Simple, All-Natural Ways To Clear A Clogged Drain

It's a simple problem that all homeowners, without fail, have to deal with at some point. But many of us don't want to turn to harmful chemicals or toxins to get the job done. Luckily, this article is just for you, outlining 5 simple and all natural ways to clear that pesky clogged drain, starting with...

#1 The Wire Hanger

One of the simplest and easiest ways to unclog a drain is by using the standard, household wire hanger. Start by straightening the coat hanger out, then bend the end as to make a small hook. Slide the wire down the drain and use to hook to pull out any gunk, hair, or other blockages that are plaguing your drain. If this doesn't solve the problem, it may be time to move on to...

#2 The Plunger

This tried and true method works as well to unclog the sink as to unclog the toilet. For many of you, the plunger has been your friend during some of your most desperate times, and now it's time to use it to help you out now. By placing the plunger above the drain pushing, you serve to push and dislodge whatever is causing your drain to be clogged.

#3 Boiling Water

Drain cleaning doesn't get any easier than this; boil up a large amount of water in a pot or kettle. Once boiled, slowly pour the water into the drain, taking the occasional break every to allow the water time to dissolve any gunk or grease blocking your drain.

#4 Vinegar and Baking Soda

First, start by using a large measuring cup to mix 1/3 cup of baking soda with 1/3 cup of vinegar. After doing so, pour the mixture as quickly as possible down the drain while it is still beginning to fizz. This part is important, because it is the fizzing action the works to break apart and remove grime. After pouring down the drain, let the sink sit anywhere from an hour or two, to overnight (keep in mind that the longer it sits, the better). After letting it sit, flush the drain with warm water. If even this fails to obliterate this pesky clog it may just be time to call...

#5 Your Plumber

If none of the above methods were able to slay that foul clog, your best bet it to call your plumber, especially before using any cleaning chemicals, as many of these chemicals can be corrosive and cause serious damage to your pipes if not used properly. A plumber, like those from Mr. Plummer LTD, can advise you what further steps can be taken to deal with your clog once and for all!