How to Fix a Slow Drain

Fix a Slow Drain

Fix a Slow DrainA typical home has many drains. There is a drain for each sink and bathtub. There are also drains for the dishwasher, air conditioner, and clothes washer. A slow drain can cause many problems. It can also be very unsightly. Fortunately, Dutton Plumbing is on hand to come to the rescue. They are experts in Simi Valley Region plumbing. Here, they offer one method on how to fix a slow drain in a sink or bathtub.

Step 1: Fill a tea kettle with water and bring to a boil.

Step 2: Dry out the sink or bathtub with a rag.

Step 3: Measure a half-cup of baking soda and pour it into the drain. Use a Q-tip to help push the soda into the drain pipe, if necessary.

Step 4: Follow the baking soda with a half-cup vinegar. Let it bubble for a couple of minutes.

Step 5: Pour the kettle full of boiling water down the drain. Be careful not to splash and burn.

Step 6: Check for smooth flow.

This method works well for grease clogs. If the clog persists after performing these steps, there may be hair or some other blockage. You may need to learn how to fix a slow drain using another method if this is the case – or you can simply call the experts.

Warning: be sure to avoid pouring caustic chemicals down the drain. This could ruin the pipes and cause serious, expensive damage.

Homeowners can follow these steps to clear some types of drain blockages. However, Dutton Plumbing can come and do the messy work for you. They know how to fix all sorts of clogs quickly and cleanly. They can check all of your drains and make sure they are working well for you. If you do not know how to fix a slow drain, and you wouldn’t want to do it even if you did know how, be sure to contact us at (877) 490-3343.

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