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Clearing Clogged Sink Drains

Clogged drains are annoying to say the least. Not only does it leave your sink useless, it can also cost you a lot of money to have it fixed (unless you do the unclogging yourself). When this happens, you need to remove the clog right away to stop it from building up or else not even the smallest amount of water will pass through the drain. A clogged sink is due to several causes like food, hair, soap buildup, and small objects that may have gotten stuck. With just a few cheap tools and everyday stuff, you can repair blocked drains easily and in no time.

Who says baking soda and vinegar are only for cooking? These ingredients can be used in clearing clogged drains as well. Mix them together and pour it down. Let it sit for one hour then flush with hot water. You can likewise use table salt with baking soda which you will have to leave for 20 minutes, after which pour boiling water down. A tool that can also be useful is the drain snake, a long flexible metal rope with a spiral of metal at the end.

Another solution that you can pour down the drain and leave for 30 minutes is cold water with sodium hydroxide. Be careful in handling the sodium hydroxide though since this can cause burns. Again, flush the drain with boiling water. A dish detergent can also be useful. Pour it down the sink along with some hot water to release any greasy residue.