How to Unclog Drains Without Chemicals

Learn how to unclog drains without chemicals, unclogging drains is easier than you think, and you don’t need expensive tools to get the job done. In fact, some of the most common clogs can be removed without using any tools at all. Read about these simple techniques so you’re prepared the next time you have a clogged sink, tub or toilet.

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  • How to unclog drains without chemicals. With the right methods, you can fix a number of plumbing issues yourself — and skip the plumber!
    How to unclog drains without chemicals. With the right methods, you can fix a number of plumbing issues yourself — and skip the plumber!
    Photo by Istockphoto/Martinez Banus
  • Plungers are another easy option to remedy clogs.
    Plungers are another easy option to remedy clogs.
    Photo by Istockphoto/Ron Honenhaus
  • Any curve in a pipe increases the potential for blockage. Drain traps are one of the most common places for blockages to occur.
    Any curve in a pipe increases the potential for blockage. Drain traps are one of the most common places for blockages to occur.
    Photo by Istockphoto/Lisa F. Young
  • You can easily bore through many clogs with a drain snake.
    You can easily bore through many clogs with a drain snake.
    Photo by Matthew T. Stallbaumer
  • 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.
    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.
    Photo by Stockphotospot

  • How to unclog drains without chemicals. 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.
  • You can easily bore through many clogs with a drain snake.
  • 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.

How to unclog drains without chemicals. Use these simple, reliable methods to clear your drains and say goodbye to plumbing bills!

How to Unclog Drains Without Chemicals

Drains are hidden heroes in your home. If you’re lucky, you can go for years without thinking about them, but when dirty sink water suddenly won’t go away or a toilet won’t flush, they can be a major frustration. A plugged drain certainly demands attention, but fixing it is probably something you can do yourself. You’ll get faster results than calling a pro, and you’ll save money, too.

Successfully unclogging drains depends on a few simple tools and knowledge of the layout of pipes hidden in your home.

Each drain connects with horizontal pipes that meet a vertical section of the system called the “stack.” The top of the stack goes through the roof, and acts as an air vent. The horizontal pipes travel down and out of your home, taking wastewater with them. Poor drain performance can be caused by problems in either the drain side of the equation or sometimes, the vent side. Even if water is free to flow through pipes, for proper performance the water must be replaced by air drawn into the system through the rooftop vent.



Certain parts of every drain system are prone to blockage, so it pays to understand where typical trouble zones might exist before an emergency arises.

Three Hotspots for Drain Clogs

Plugged drains are most likely to occur in three specific places: curved sections of pipes called “traps” that exist underneath sinks, tubs and showers; the internal passages within a toilet; or somewhere inside the main drainpipe leading away from your home.

mandy
1/31/2018 12:48:18 PM

Stuffed toilets can be cleared by shpritzing dishwashing liquid in them, folowed by a large cup of very hot water, then flushing. Clears the blockage 9 times out of ten.


mjeff1355
12/12/2016 3:46:58 AM

Plunger. After that check your pipes. If you can anything of that then ask help. If I miss a clue I call [url=http://aqualuxdp.net]Plumbers Mississauga[/url] to fix my problem. Or call your some one who knows such things and ask help from him


mjeff1355
12/12/2016 3:46:44 AM

Plunger. After that check your pipes. If you can anything of that then ask help. If I miss a clue I call [url=http://aqualuxdp.net]Plumbers Mississauga[/url] to fix my problem. Or call your some one who knows such things and ask help from him







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