Cup plunger utilized to unclog kitchen sink drain

How to Unclog Drains Without Using Chemicals

If your drains are slow and debris has accumulated on the inside of your drainpipes, it may be time to get them cleaned. While chemical products may seem to work, they cause more harm to your plumbing system than you know. The chemicals in drain cleaners are harsh, dangerous, and damaging to your pipes. JD Service Now has provided tips on how to unclog your drains without using chemicals.

The plumbing professionals at JD Service Now have more than 100 years of combined experience helping residents throughout Durham with their drain repair needs.

How to Clean & Unclog Drains

Use Hot Water: A useful tip to unclog drains is to pour very hot water down the drain at least once a week. This can help prevent clogs caused by build-up on the interior surface of pipes. You can also pour one cup of vinegar down the drain and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then you rinse the vinegar with 2 quarts of hot water.

Cup Plunger: A cup plunger is another useful way to force water through the clog and dislodge any debris accumulated. You can mix hot water and vinegar and pour it down the drain to melt and remove any blockage in the pipes. Let it sit for a few minutes and then use the cup plunger to remove the clog.

Drain Snakes: Whether it is a manual or mechanical snake, they can be extremely helpful in cleaning drains. Drain snakes have blades that rotate and cut up any clogs caused by hair, fibrous food materials, or even tree roots. You can use a snake after pouring water, vinegar, and dish soap down your drain.

Call a Plumber: If none of the methods above work, your plumbing issue may be more serious than you think. Our experienced Durham plumbing professionals can investigate your plumbing issue and determine the problem. Our team has special equipment, such as video inspections and hydro-jetting services that can fix your plumbing issues fast and easy—saving you time and money.

Durham Plumbing Professionals Offer Fast & Reliable Services

If you are having issues with your drains, it is important that you have a professional Durham plumber look at the underlying caused before it becomes a major issue. Through hundreds of service calls and thousands of hours performing drain and sewer services, there isn’t a clogging problem we haven’t seen before. Our technicians are highly trained and stay up-to-date with the latest drain and sewer repair techniques.

Contact our Raleigh plumbing professionals today for a free consultation at (919) 626-3626!