Over time, you will experience blockages in your bathroom and kitchen drains due to a buildup of dirt, hairs, and debris. When it occurs, it can disrupt your daily routine. Contact your trusted plumbing professional to clear out the clogs and get things back to normal. If you think you can handle it, there are some things you can do to fix the problem yourself.
2. Bathtub Drain Likewise, always make sure that you clean the drain filter. If that doesn’t remove the clog, use a plunger. Apply pressure a few times until you pull out the blockage.
3. Sink Drain You can first try unclogging the drain by using a plunger or a drain snake. If it doesn’t work, removing the P-trap has a higher possibility of success because it gives you direct access to the clog. It requires a bit more effort though because you need to use a wrench to remove the P-trap.
4. Toilet Drain The only way to unclog a toilet drain yourself is by using a plunger. Using a drain cleaner is not useful because it won’t be able to reach the debris directly.
If any of the above solutions don’t work, it is best to contact a plumber. They have the tools and the skills to unclog drains and repair even more significant issues, such as tree roots blocking the sewer lines. Hard to reach areas like downspout drains can also be cleared out by plumbing technicians. Remember, that prevention is better than repair. When you start to notice slow draining; use a mild cleaner to eliminate the debris.