Hacks for Clogs | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Hacks for Clogs | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

If your homemade hack doesn’t clear your drain, it’s time to call in the plumbing pros at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.

You took the family to Fort Desoto yesterday for a Father’s Day outing. You followed that by grilling out. That all went well until it came time to clean up and your sink clogged up.

Of course, as luck would have it, you didn’t have any drain cleaner. Now you’re wondering if one of those hacks – pouring soda down the drain – about will work.

It might, according to hunker.com, which says the drink contains phosphoric acid, a corrosive that, in larger quantities, can be used to clean rust off metal before painting. Although phosphoric acid can damage your intestinal tract, the amount in colas is so small that it is safe to drink.

Because phosphoric acid is less corrosive than the sulfuric acid in some drain cleaners and because it’s present in such small concentrations, you have to leave it in the drain longer for it to work. And, if it’s going to be effective, Hunker says, “your drain must be completely clogged because it needs a long time to work. If you pour it into a partially clogged drain, it will just pass through without any noticeable effect. The drain should also ideally be free of standing water that will dilute” the cola.

Hunker adds, “If your clog meets these conditions, pour an entire 2-liter bottle down the drain and let it work overnight. Check the drain in the morning, and if the clog has cleared and there is no more [soda], flush it with hot water.”

If that doesn’t work, then it’s time to think about calling in a drain cleaning pro like the drain clearing pros at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.

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