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Three Common Ways to Fix a Slow Drain

Three Common Ways to Fix a Slow Drain

There are few things more frustrating than a slow drain. Sitting with a sink full of dirty water wondering when it’s finally going to drain away is stressful and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are a few DIY solutions you can try to resolve your slow drain issue rather quickly. Here are three for you to try.

1. Baking Soda Method

Boil a full pot of water. Measure out ½ cup of baking soda and pour it down the drain. Then take ½ cup of the magical cleansing substance known as white vinegar and drop that down there too. There should be a fizzing reaction as the vinegar and baking soda combine. Now dump in that whole pot of boiling water. This combination of cleaning substances should clear out anything that is causing your sink to drain slowly. If it doesn’t...

2. Zip-It

If the baking soda method doesn’t clear out your drain, it may be because a significant amount of hair and/or other debris has collected there and you need to remove it. Purchase a Zip-It tool at any home improvement or hardware store and insert it into your drain. It will catch any collected hair or debris that’s blocking the flow of water. Pull it out. If it’s got a big clump of hair, etc. on the end, you’ve probably got your culprit.

3. Drain Cleaner

If these methods don’t work, there is your standard drain cleaner that you can also buy in a hardware store or even your local grocery store. It’s better if you can use a household solution, but these drain cleaners often work in a pinch. They’re very simple to use. You generally just dump them in your drain and wait. If even this method is not effective, it may be time to call the plumber.

For Slow Drains and Other Plumbing Issues in the Oneida Area, Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Oneida

If your drain isn’t responding to common methods of speeding it up, you may have a more serious plumbing problem. If you are in the Oneida area, Mr. Rooter Plumbing can help. We’ll send a licensed plumber who is certified by Onondaga County for plumbing leak detection or any plumbing-related project to check out your drain and pipes and give you a fair, accurate assessment of what kind of plumbing repair you will need and what it will cost.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing has years of experience solving problem problems for residents of Utica, Rome, Oneida and surrounding areas, and our parts and labor are guaranteed. For slow drains, leaks and all other plumbing issues, call us at 315-363-1565 or contact us online for a free estimate today.

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