Although many drain cleaners advertise that they will help to unclog your drains fast, the harsh reality is that they will actually create more costly damage that will require much more work. Corrosion is very real, and the best way to make sure you clean the drain properly is to hire a professional, but if you can’t, than try some of these helpful tips to repair the damage as effectively as possible.
This method requires just a plunger, and a lot of patience. The first step is to take the plunger and completely cover the drain with the cup. You need to make sure that all of the outlets in the sink are plugged up with rags. Hold the plunger upright and plunge vigorously 6-10 times with as many strokes as needed. If that doesn’t work move on to step 2.
For this step you will need baking soda and vinegar, and no we are not building a volcano. Pour .5 of a cup of baking soda down the drain, and then follow with .5 of a cup of vinegar. The acidic reaction should occur, and after a few moments follow with hot water. You may see stuff coming up, but that is not a cause of concern it’s just a natural reaction.
Pour 1 cup of baking soda and ½ cup of salt down the drain. Let is sit overnight and then pour boiling water down the drain. This should loosen up anything that is causing a clog.
If steps 1-3 do not work use this as a last resort. Take a metal hanger wire and unbend it to try and snake the drain and pull things out. Take precaution with this, as you do not want to get this jammed in there, or to damage the blades in the disposal.
Even though these are helpful tricks, it is always better to call a Plumber. Here at Resurrection Plumbing we pride ourselves on the best customer service in San Diego. Feel free to contact us 24/7 at 760-690-3899 toll free for all of your plumbing needs in San Diego. If you have any water damage, flooding, or mold issues please contact our friends at San Diego Water Damage Repair Experts or La Jolla Mold Testing