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Top 3 Tips for Drain Cleaning

Author: Leigh Booker
by Leigh Booker
Posted: Feb 19, 2017
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Clumps of hair and soap residue can clog a drain over time. A stubborn stain, odor or even a clog can quickly turn any sink into a nuisance. Hence, clean drains regularly to prevent odors. If you find water no longer drains properly, you can use a quick do it by yourself and fix to have your sink working properly in no time. Instead of spending your money on a plumber, you can first try it by yourself to clear the clog. If your toilet, sink or bathtub has not completely stopped up, but is draining slowly, you may not need to utilize any drastic measures. Whether in your toilet, sink or bathtub, a clogged drain slows down more than just your dirty water, it can bring your whole day to a halt.

You may also need to use two or more techniques to completely unclog a bathtub drain. Here are some drain cleaning Newcastle tips to help you remove unclog drains and prevent them from forming in the future.

1. Drain Cleaner:

A drain cleaner is also one good option for drain cleaning. It is a chemical based consumer product used for unblocks sewer pipes or helps to prevent the occurrence of clogged drains. If your singles sink, toilet, or bathtub or shower drain is clogged the normally first and best choice is a drain cleaner that can remove soft obstructions such as hair and grease clogs. But if you use chemical drain cleaners for drain cleaning, you should read the directions carefully and heed all the warnings. Use a drain cleaner in a well-ventilated area, wear rubber gloves, and keep children and pets away from the drain. Never mix different drain cleaners, and don't use a plunger in conjunction with drain cleaners. Most drain cleaner's advice waiting 15-20 minutes or more after pouring the product into the drain before flushing it with hot water as per Hot Water Plumbers Newcastle. If your drain is still seems clogged afterward, you may need to repeat the whole process completely. There are three main types of drain cleaners, but not limited to:

  • Caustic Drain Cleaners: It contains a substance such as lye and caustic potash. These drain cleaners are typically heavier than water, which enables them to reach the clog through standing water.
  • Oxidizing Drain Cleaners: It contains a substance such as household bleach, peroxides and nitrates. This product is heavier than water, so it can move through standing water, and it can releases heat and gas to help clear the blockage.
  • Acid Drain Cleaners: It isn't commonly found in stores, and some are sold only to plumbers. Acid drain cleaners typically contain high concentrations of sulfuric acid or hydrochloric acid, substances that increase hydronium ions in a solution and attract electrons from the clog.

2. Baking Soda and Vinegar:

Baking soda and vinegar are very simple cleaner. For just pennies you can keep your drains and home fume free by using baking soda and vinegar instead of harsh chemicals or calling the plumber. It is also known as Home Remedy Drain Cleaners. It includes boiling water poured into drain openings to clear soap and hair clogs or baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) poured into a drain, followed by vinegar. Home remedy drain cleaners are easily available in the shop and environmental safety. It is also including the requirement to handle ingredients (For Example Boiling water) with the appropriate care.

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3. Dish Detergent and Caustic Soda:

Dish detergent and caustic soda can also be the best option for drain cleaning. Before going to use it get some rubber gloves and eye protection from shop. Caustic soda (also known as Sodium Hydroxide) can cause nasty chemical burns. You can pick it from your local hardware store, but always use caution for handling it.

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