We’ve all had this problem before. You go to brush your teeth or use the kitchen sink and the next thing you know water starts pooling up more than it’s draining. Many people simply let it go until it becomes a full-blown clog because let’s face it, no one likes to deal with plumbing issues. However, the longer you wait the more damage that can take place and the more expensive it will be to correct it. Dealing with slow drains? Don’t wait for a major issue to occur. Here are some modern tips to speed up slow drains and prevent expensive repairs:
Use a good old fashion plunger!
Grab a plunger and tackle the problem head-on. A few minutes of plunging can often clear up minor buildup and save you from costly repairs. After plunging, check out our Guide To Protecting Your Drains to prevent future clogs.
Vinegar & Baking Soda Hack
Try the vinegar and baking soda trick. Pour half a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of distilled white vinegar down the drain. Let it sit for a few minutes, then allow the reaction to clear any minor clogs or buildup. Finally, flush the drain with hot water. When you get the chance, take a look at our other blog post on some of the great Plumbing Hacks with Vinegar & Baking Soda. Try the vinegar and baking soda trick. Pour half a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of distilled white vinegar down the drain. Let it sit for a few minutes, then allow the reaction to clear any minor clogs or buildup. Finally, flush the drain with hot water.
Septic System Pump-Out
If you have a septic system and it has been 2 to 3 years since the last pump-out, it may be causing slow draining. Call our professionals to assess the situation before septic tank backups occur.
Bacterial Drain Cleaners
Avoid using chemical drain cleaners, especially if you have a septic system. These cleaners can damage pipes and disrupt the bacterial process in your septic tank. Instead, opt for natural bacterial treatments that break down solids and clear clogs effectively. Check out our highly recommended BioOne Formula.
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