Drain Cleaning Tips and Tricks You Need To Know

drain cleaningThe build up of grease, food particles, and traces of chemical solutions are the common reasons behind clogged drains in residential homes. These clogs often require the help of a professional plumber. But for those who are on a tight budget, hiring an expert to clean their drains or repair their plumbing system may not be an option. You might be able to get rid of these clogs using different home remedies and basic tools. Listed below are a few things that you can do for your DIY drain cleaning.

Hot Water

Commonly overlooked because of its simplicity, there are cases when a simple cleaning using hot water can be all that your drain need to get rid of its clog. By flushing hot water onto your drain pipes, you will be able to dislodge particles that may be clogging your drain. You can achieve better results if you run hot water through the drain continuously for 15 minutes. The heat and the force of the water will dislodge the dirt and gunk that have accumulated in the drain and help bring your pipes to its normal working condition without having to spend too much.

There are other techniques that you might not have considered when it comes to cleaning your drains. You can use the most basic tools. So before you head to the nearest store to purchase some tools and before you call a professional North Myrtle Beach plumber, you can try using these basic tools to do some quick and easy fixes for your drain pipes.


The bathroom plunger that you currently have might be the perfect fix for your poorly performing or clogged drains. But If you want one that is more effective then you should consider getting a specialized sink plunger, which features designs that work well with sink applications. Whatever kind of plunger you have at home, how you use it to fix the clogged drains is the same. Cover the drain opening with the plunger and then press is back and forth repeatedly for about two minutes. Do not jam the plunger with too much speed or force. That won’t remove the clog. What it needs is a steady pressure buildup as you use the plunger.

Liquid Cleaners

One of the best ways to clear drains is by using homemade drain cleaning solutions. Although chemical drain cleaners are widely available, these harmful mixtures can damage your plumbing pipes. Mix baking soda and vinegar and pour the mixture down the drain. It can help loosen up the buildup in your pipes without causing damage to it.

Drain Snake

Another drain cleaning tool you can use is a drain snake. Professional plumbers use this tool to get rid of standard clogs and drain pipe excavation. You can buy this in your local home improvement store for a very affordable price.

Call NMB Plumbing Pros if you need professional drain cleaning services.

NMB Plumbing Pros
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 353-6409