With the right methods, you can fix a number of plumbing issues yourself — and skip the plumber!
Plungers are another easy option to remedy clogs.
Any curve in a pipe increases the potential for blockage. Drain traps are one of the most common places for blockages to occur.
ISTOCKPHOTO/LISA F. YOUNG
Putting food down an in-sink garbage disposal can increase your odds for clogged pipes, and put added strain on a septic system or municipal sanitary sewer.
You can easily bore through many clogs with a drain snake.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER