Clogged drain

What is a good way to unclogg a drain?

  5 answers
    Drain-o or a snake for drains

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 22, 2017
    I would put baking soda into the drain and follow that with white vinegar. Let it bubble for a while, then pour through some hot water. If that alone doesn't work, I'd try a snake, then repeat the baking soda and vinegar application. Wishing you the best & Happy Holidays!

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Dec 22, 2017
    Depends on what is causing the clog.. But an old standby is baking soda, vinegar and boiling water.. Not very effective on hair though

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 22, 2017
    It depends on what drain you are talking about. Bathroom: you need to get the hair out of the drain with a little flat plastic thingy you can purchase that has barbs on it that grabs the hair so you can pull it out by inserting it into the drain and pulling it out. Do this until you don't get anymore. This can be done sink or tub. Follow this with backing soda down the drain, followed by vinegar. It will foam and fizz for a while, then follow with about a gallon of boiling water to rinse all down the drain. The baking soda and vinegar will help remove the soap and shaving cream, etc. gunk that will cling to the hair and drain pipes and the vinegar will also clean up any germs or fungus that may be forming. In the kitchen, you don't have hair to remove, but do the baking soda/vinegar/boiling water. If these don't do the trick, try again and if it still doesn't work the clog may be down to far in the pipes for this to work. Been there done that, had a clogged kitchen sink and had a plummer friend snake it with his big professional snake and he said the clog was way down in the pipe, almost out of the house. No problem since, but he did say to do the process I was doing on occasion to keep them open and clean. We have a pipe for the kitchen sink that is outside the wall and can be opened. He had it open to make sure he was going down the right pipe. He was impressed that the pipe was so pristine inside and said he was going to start doing it to his drains. He had never heard of this and was going to start recommending it to some of his clients.

  • Judy Judy on Dec 22, 2017
    Use "The Drain" that you can get at the Dollar Store, and this will really help you. Always be careful as to how much toilet paper you use, and the type of septic system that you have.. If you do have a septic sys., then you can only use one brand, and not every item on the market. Check this out, ok? Best wishes, J.