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Fixing a Severely Clogged Drain

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Fixing a Severely Clogged Drain

Fixing a Severely Clogged Drain

If you've just discovered that your drain is severely clogged, there are a couple of things that you can do to get it flowing again. You can try baking soda or even lye.

This is for the person who has zero time to find a drainage specialist and fix the problem so it does not happen again at an affordable price.
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Dish soap

When it comes to fixing a severely clogged drain, dish soap is one of the easiest ways to go about it. The good news is that it is also one of the least harmful.

It should come as no surprise that dish soap is effective at breaking up similar compounds, a process which can be especially helpful in unclogging a bathroom sink or shower. However, it is not always the most effective way to clean a drain.

There are many methods available for cleaning a clogged drain. Some of them can be harmful to your plumbing or to the health of you and your family. That's why it's best to choose the best method for you.

Dish soap and hot water are great for tackling a greasy clog. They can also be useful in fighting a stickie residue. Depending on the complexity of the drain, you may have to try several different methods before you get a clear result.

Other methods include using a plunger or a twisted wire hangar. If you're looking for a more economical method, you may want to try baking soda.

Baking soda

When it comes to cleaning out a clogged drain, it's no secret that vinegar and baking soda are great ingredients. They can dissolve materials that other cleaners might not. But when it comes to a seriously clogged drain, baking soda and vinegar may not be the best solution.

If you've tried all of the commercial drain cleaners on the market, you might be feeling a little apprehensive about using baking soda and vinegar to clear a clogged drain. The reason is that these two products can be a bit counterproductive. Adding too much of either can make a clog worse.

A good first step in the process is to use a drain cover. This will allow you to see the inside of the drain, and help you avoid damaging the seal between PVC pipes.

A more thorough way to unclog your drain is by using a plumber's snake. These devices are specifically designed to unclog clogged drains. In addition to snagging a clog, these snakes can clean the pipes as well.


A clogged drain can keep you from using your bathtub or shower. Often, a clog is the result of a slow-running horizontal pipe. In such cases, a lye flush can be effective. However, the procedure should only be used as a last resort.

Lye is a chemical that is used to dissolve organic matter. It is also a common ingredient in drain clearing solutions. To avoid damage to your pipes, always follow the label's directions.

Lye is corrosive, so it can cause damage to your pipes if you don't use proper safety precautions. Always wear protective clothing and gloves when using it. If you are unsure, call a plumber.

Lye can also cause chemical burns, which are painful and can leave permanent scars. Wear chemical-resistant safety glasses. Also, do not pour lye down the drain or use it while you are eating or smoking.

You can get a lye clog opener that uses a 100 percent lye formula to help unclog your drain. When you use this drain opener, it will take only 15 to 30 minutes to dissolve the clog.

Drain snake

When your drain is severely clogged, you may need to use a drain snake to get it clean. It can break up a clog or even hook a clog so you can remove it.

Drain snakes are available at your local hardware store. Most come in 25-foot lengths and are typically made of a cable with a hook at one end.

Before you start using your snake, you should ensure that the trap is properly secured in the drain pipe. You can do this by removing the slip nut on the trap arm. After that, you'll have better access to the drain pipe.

Next, you'll want to remove the stopper. In this step, you'll need to run a little bit of cold water. This helps flush out any excess grease or hair that has accumulated in the drain.

Once you've cleared the trap, you can reinstall it. Then, you can insert the tip of the snake into the drain and turn it in a clockwise motion.

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