Eco-Friendly Drain Cleaning

How to Clear a Blocked Drain?

There are simply no two ways about it. When it comes to a blocked drain, do you use chemicals, or not? How about considering what you would and wouldn’t pour down a sink. When you think of it that way, you might want to spare a second thought the next time you reach for that store-bought chemical solution, if and when the drain starts to clog where you are.
Clogged pipes and drains are more common than you think. Even the most well-maintained commercial properties will need a blocked drain repair service from time to time. Unfortunately, how you choose to get your blocked drain repair done can mean all the difference when it comes to helping with environmental conservation. At VIP Plumbing, we will strongly tell you to pick the eco-friendly, non-chemical solution!

Give it The Old Snake and Plunger Treatment

Here’s a tip for when a drain gets clogged in the shower. Old wire hangers always do the trick when it comes to unclogging a shower drain that’s simply had one too many hairs built up within from use. Plungers otherwise will do the trick in helping a blocked shower drain come unclogged due to the pressure it helps to create within the pipe. These might sound like very old-school solutions, but trust us when we say that using corrosive chemicals can potentially cause much more harm to the environment, and possibly to your pipework too.

The Secret to A Stuck Drain is Usually Found in the Kitchen

Here’s an eco-friendly list of drain clearing items to keep in mind:

  • Dish soap,
  • Water,
  • Baking soda, and
  • Vinegar.

If the kitchen or pantry is what you think of after seeing that list of items, then that’s where you’ll likely find your next DIY, eco-friendly solution for a blocked drain. Combining dish soap and water is a more than decent way to fix drain clogs caused by grease build-ups. However, a mix of baking soda and vinegar can create enough pressure to power its way through a clog. Try pouring the baking soda in before you follow up with a half cup of vinegar. For best results, plug the drain with a rag or stopper so the reaction pushes through the blockage.

For Everything Else, there’s Always Your Trusted Commercial Plumber

Remember though, that a repeated clogged drain often indicates more serious problems building. The good thing is, VIP Plumbing is always prepared to provide expert drain maintenance services to resolve these problems. Even if you need a blocked stormwater drain service, we will always bring the right tools, experience, and team members to help you bring things back to normal on your premises. Don’t hesitate to call us on 1800 319 522 to know more

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