Getting the keys to your first home is an exciting time in your life! That excitement can quickly wear off though once that first home repair is needed. It is at this point that you realize you can no longer call a super or building maintenance, but that you will be the one to tackle the repairs or make the calls! If you are a new homeowner, we would like to leave you with a few drain cleaning tips that can be helpful for your future endeavor.
Let’s start with the all-time easiest drain cleaning tip, shall we? Sometimes all a clogged-up drain needs is some boiling water. That’s right, boiling water! All you need to do is fill a tea kettle and pour it right down the drain. This can help to melt fats or grease that could be causing the clog.
The next step you can take is to use more physical methods with your drain cleaning. This means that you can try things like plungers or drain snakes to move a clog along. There are plungers that are specifically made for drains, although they are often confused for toilet plungers. Drain plungers are the ones you see with a flat seal and wooden handle. Drain snakes can be anything from a long, rigid plastic string to one that works like a fishing rod!
The final step you can complete is to call a plumber. There’s nothing wrong with bringing in a professional like one of ours at Hall’s Plumbing to take care of your drain cleaning, especially if you’re a first-time homeowner. If you have questions, please give us a call!