If your sink is clogged, try this homemade remedy. If you can’t clear the clog yourself, it’s time to call Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help.
It seems as if it always happens when you’re trying to go somewhere fun, like the Collard Green Festival. You’re brushing your teeth when you realize the sink is about to overflow because the drain is clogged. You whip out the chemical drain cleaner you got from the grocery store only to find out you’re out. Now you’re stuck with a clogged sink and a trip to the grocery or convenience store to buy some drain cleaner.
Whoa! Not so fast!
First, you really do not want to use those chemical drain cleaners. As thespruce.com reminds, those store-bought chemical cleaners are expensive and they can also damage your pipes and cause problems later on. Your better bet is to try a homemade remedy using baking soda and vinegar.
“Just pour half a box of baking soda down the drain, and then pour vinegar over the top to create a foaming action. Allow the foam to settle and then repeat until all the baking soda is gone,” thespruce,com says.
Thespruce.com adds these tips:
- For maximum effect, allow the drain to sit unused for a while after cleaning.
- Run hot water down the drain the first time you use it. This should help to remove any dirt or debris that was loosened by your drain cleaner.
- Get in the habit of pouring baking soda down your kitchen drain before you go on vacation so you won’t come home to a stinky drain. Follow up with the vinegar when you get home.
If that works, great, head on over to the Collard Festival. If it doesn’t, or if your sink or other drains frequently clog, it’s probably time to call in the drain-cleaning experts from Billy the Sunshine Plumber.
Billy the Sunshine Plumber has been the go-to company for drain cleaning since it opened almost 100 years ago in 1924. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is the trusted plumber of choice in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties where he is available 24/7/365. Days, nights, weekends, holidays, anytime – Billy the Sunshine Plumber is always here for you.
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