At some point you are going to get a blocked drain in your bathroom or kitchen. It can be expected as long as you are taking showers, washing clothes, doing laundry or washing your hair. The drain will get clogged over time. Hair, food, dirt or lint goes down the drain on a daily basis. Many times it goes down the drain without a hitch. However, there will be other times it will get stopped up and have nowhere to go. It is only a matter of time that your brain will clog. It happens gradually.
On the other hand, there are plenty of times in which emergencies crop up because of little mishaps that occur. Let’s not forget the time that you dropped your diamond stud earrings down the drain and couldn’t get them out. Or, what about the time that little Junior dropped his toy race car down the toilet while he played cops and robbers in the bathroom.
When the drain is clogged, you have a few options. You can get it out yourself or hire a professional Scarborough plumber. If you are like most people you probably cringe at the thought of hiring a Scarborough plumber. With each plumbing catastrophe you can feel the money slowing draining out of your pocket. After all, plumbers are expensive, especially when you need an emergency plumber. However, if you don’t want to dish out money for a plumber, use one of the following methods for a simple blocked drain.
The Multipurpose Coat Hanger
Through the years, people have used the wire coat hanger for tasks that it was never intended for. For example, in previous years, it was used as a replacement for missing antenna ears for televisions. It is also used as a cheap and convenient tool to unclog pipes. The pipe in your kitchen and bathroom sinks has a natural S curve. If you bend a coat hanger just right, you can get it to go partially down the pipe and clear out the gunk that is clogging up your drain. It will push through the thick hair deposits, dirt and grease that are clogging up your drain. This is a method that will work on simple clogs.
The Bathroom Plunger
However, sometimes you need more than a wire coat hanger, labor and creativity. You might get a clog that needs something stronger in order to remove it. Use a plunger to clear away the debris. Pour drains remover down the drain. Let it sit for a while so that it will loosen up the clog. Then continue to push down with the plunger until the drain is free.
Either of these two methods might take a few minutes. However, each is much cheaper than calling the Scarborough plumber. These are two quick and easy methods to unclog your drain without having to call the plumber.
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