Just about everyone with a full head of hair has experienced a slow or clogged drain at some point. Drain stoppers do a good job slowing down hair infiltrating the drain, but a blockage is usually inevitable.
Luckily, there are three easy ways you can get rid of hair in your drains, including a snaking tool (store-bought or homemade), a mixture of baking soda and vinegar, and plunging. Finally, for stubborn clogs, you may want to call a plumber.
1. Buy or make a snaking tool
Makeshift or store-bought snaking tools are a great way to de-clog your sink or bathroom drain when less invasive methods don’t seem to do the trick. You can make your own snaking device using a wire hanger. All you’d have to do is straighten out the hanger and stick it down your drain to break up any clogging. Other methods include buying a Zip-it tool. After snaking your drain, it’s also a good idea to flush your drain with hot water to ensure your clog is completely gone.
2. Add baking soda and vinegar
We’re no scientists, but we know that mixing baking soda and vinegar causes a chemical reaction that does pretty well to clear up simple clogs. To try this unclogging concoction, simply pour some water to go down your drain, followed by baking soda and vinegar. Wait five minutes, then pour some boiling hot water down your drain.
3. Plunge away
If the hairball won’t come back up the drain, the next best thing is to push it through the trap or wherever it’s stuck. For this job, grab your trusty plunger. Make sure you seal the deal by plunging your drain with a cup or flat plunger.
Call a professional
Even the most state-of-the-art tools in the store may not be the answer to your clogging problem. Sometimes, clogging sinks or tubs could be the result of a larger issue. Either way, it may be more costly to your home’s plumbing system and your budget to try DIY methods. Calling a professional plumber will ensure that the problem is diagnosed correctly and solved.
Drain cleaning service in New Haven and Fairfield County
Hair clogs can be hard to avoid, but they don’t have to be long-term nuisances. If you don’t have success trying to clear the blockage on your own, then it’s time to contact the pros at Rick’s Plumbing. We haven’t met a clog that we haven’t been able to resolve. To schedule an appointment, call us at (203) 874-6629 today.