Dishwasher Clog | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Dishwasher Clog | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

Can’t get that dishwasher unclogged? Then it’s time to call the clog-clearing pros at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.

You’re headed off the the Saturday Morning Market to see what goodies you can find for the Memorial Day cookout you’re planning. Then it’s off to the grocery and party stores, then it’s home again to figure out how to clear the clog from your dishwasher. You’re not looking forward to that, but you also don’t want to end up washing the pots, pans, and dishes by hand after the party.

Unfortunately, dishwashers do clog from time to time. As Hunker.com explains, it’s not usually the dishwasher itself that clogs, but food or dirt particles that build up in the hose resulting in the clog. Also unfortunately, you can’t just dump some drain cleaner in the dishwasher and hope for the best because the chemicals can damage the rubber inside your dishwasher.

You could try a combination of vinegar and baking soda to dissolve minor clogs. Hunker explains: “To use it, you will have to remove your drain hose. First cut the power supply to the dishwasher, then locate the drain connection and unscrew the nuts holding it in place. Then loosen the screws that hold the dishwasher in place, and then move the dishwasher itself. The drain hose is usually at the back towards the bottom of the machine. Once you find it, place a bucket under it to catch any liquid that comes out and then detach the hose.

“To use the clearing liquid, pour one cup of baking soda and one cup of white vinegar into the drain hose on your dishwasher. Allow the mixture to work through the clog, which can take half an hour or more. After the mixture works through the clog, run your dishwasher through a normal cycle to remove any residue.”

If that doesn’t work, you could try an augur to clear out the hose. But, you run the risk of puncturing or damaging the hose.

If you can’t clear the clog yourself, or, as Hunker says, “If  you cannot identify the source of the clog, or if your attempts to unclog the dishwasher fail, contact a licensed plumber. The plumber can unclog the drain before any major damage occurs.”

That’s when you call the clog-clearing experts at Billy the Sunshine Plumber. Billy Sunshine has been the go-to resource for clearing clogs and all other plumbing problems in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties since he was founded in 1924. That’s nearly 100 years of clearing clogs and solving plumbing problems.

Billy the Sunshine Plumber is available 24/7/365. He never takes a vacation. He’s always available, even on Memorial Day and other holidays.

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