Dealing with Clogged Drains

by Comfort Usukumah Team 07/07/2019

Having a clogged drain in the bathroom is not one of the prettiest sights. First, it starts with water that doesn't drain as fast as it should from the tub. Then the odors begin to rise from the drains and then one day, it is completely blocked. Cleaning out any clogged sink isn't rocket science, you merely need to know what to do.

  1. Use boiling water. Boil as much water as possible in your kettle and then slowly pour it down the drain. You can pour an additional two or three kettles full of hot water and mix it with some detergent or bleach for maximum effect. This method is the fastest way of unclogging a drain and works well for mild blockages.
  2. Use baking soda and vinegar. Baking soda probably has like a thousand uses around the house, and unclogging drains is one of them. Pour one small cup of baking soda down the clogged drain. Then add a small cup of vinegar too. The mixture will foam immediately, and this will help dissolve the bits of hair and other things that are stuck in the drain. Leave the mixture in your drain for about an hour and then rinse with hot water. This method will work for small and moderate blockages.
  3. Use Caustic Soda. Some drain blockages require the introduction of chemicals to clear them up. Get a bottle of caustic soda from your local hardware store. However be careful with the handling as it can cause severe burns on the body. Pour about 3 liters of water in a bucket and then add about 2 or 3 cups of caustic soda. Stir the mixture with any piece of wood and pour it into the blocked drainage. The solution will start heating up and fizzing, so you should leave it for about 45 minutes before flushing off with boiling water.
  4. Using a chemical remover. If any of your previous attempts have been unable to resolve your problem, a chemical clog remover might be your last alternative to taking the pipes and drainage system apart. But you should use any chemical remover with caution because they may damage pipes if used repeatedly. Follow any instructions on the packaging correctly, especially with regards to protective gear and amount to use. Ask at your neighborhood hardware store for recommendations on clog removers to purchase. 

Please remember that preventing clogged drains is the best way to deal with clogged pipes. If the blockages persist, reach out to a plumbing professional for help.

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Comfort Usukumah Team

Comfort is a professionally qualified post-graduate trained and experienced Real Estate Broker who has been in the housing business since the eighties. She was a former Chief Executive of one of United Kingdom's Housing Group based in Central London. Comfort Usukumah holds a BSc. (Hons.) in Political and Administrative Studies. She is a corporate member of the United Kingdom's Chartered Institute of Housing ( MCIH); and a former Principal Officer of a Central London Local Government Authority. Comfort was appointed a member of the Barking, Brentwood and Havering Health Authority Board under the Premiership of Tony Blair. Comfort was also appointed the first Chairman of the London Borough of Havering's Race Equality Partnership. Comfort is a Certified Buyer Representative (CBR), Commercial & Investment Real Estate Certified (CIREC) and a professional Property Manager with a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip.) in Housing from Middlesex University, Enfield, United Kingdom. Currently, Comfort is the President and CEO of Comfort Homes & Property Management LLC. CHPM is headquartered in the city of New Rochelle, NY, USA. She is a New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker, a member of the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) and National Association of Realtors (NARS). Areas we cover include Westchester County, City of New York, State of Connecticut, Long Island, Rockland, Putnam, Bronx, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. Apart from the superior services and extraordinary results we provide to our property Buyer and Seller clients, we also specialize in relocation services, serving Ambassadors, Diplomats and Senior Corporate Executives from all parts of Africa, Europe and the rest of the world. We manage commercial buildings, rentals, and properties on behalf of Owners. Why don't you call Comfort today and experience the first class services yourself and in comfort?