Best Ways to Unclog a Drainage Pipe


Running a household, not so easy. Whether you have kids, a very helpful significant other or roommates who are not like-minded, keeping a house clean is not an easy task. But let’s not focus on the whole house, let’s just take a part of it, the bathroom. A breeding ground for bacteria and germs despite being the place that we clean ourselves. But sometimes we clean ourselves so well that the pipes let us know when it’s time to stop. Yes, I’m talking about that dreaded moment when you realize that you will have to stare down into a black hole. So here are some ways which will help you with the problem.

One trick we have to fix blocked drains is very MacGyver inspired, yes the old clothes hanger trick. Used by homeowners for years, it works on the premise that if your pipes are backed up, chances are something is clogging it. So outcome the faithful coat hangers that will bend over backwards to get the job done, literally. The key is to make sure that the hook end of the wire can reach its furthest point and pierce through whatever is causing all the trouble. There will be two outcomes from this method, either you will unclog the drain and let the problem washout or you will end up pulling out the problem. Either way, this method has been proven to have worked in the past.

If you aren’t in the mood to be prodding and poking down your blocked drains Auckland then the solution for your problem is in liquid form, sort of. The first solution is a mix of 1/3 cup of baking soda and 1/3 cup of vinegar. This little concoction will fizz immediately so waste no time in poring it down the pipe. They key with making this method work is the longer it sits there, the more effective it will be. So you can keep it for about 20 minutes for a rush job or if you have the time, an overnight soak will do wonders for it.

Another trick with baking soda is a mixture made using salt. Mix 1/2 a cup of each, toss it down the pipe and let it sit there for about 20 minutes or so. Then take some boiling water and toss that down as well. When the water mixes with the salt and baking soda, it will create a chemical reaction that will be able to clear up the toughest blocks and clean the pipe right out. Cleaning a pipe is a task that any person will be faced with at least once in their life, so the more you know how to tackle it, the easier it will be.