There are different remedies for unstopping a kitchen sink, shower or toilet drain. If you have any knowledge of these methods you can save some extra cash by not calling your local plumber. The methods are not as complicated as people think. You can easily use them at your home. You just need to follow the simple guide lines as mentioned below.
There are so many things that can lead to a clog in your bathtub drain, floor drain or shower drain. Some of the major causes include soap, tooth paste caps, or even jewelry. The best and most easiest solution for this problem is to use an environmentally safe chemical drain unclogger. You just have to pour the product down the drain, and when it is dissolved in a few minutes, flush the drain with running water.
If this doesn’t work, check if there is any problem with the drain pop-up stopper. Sometimes it is clogged with hair and debris. Therefore, see if it is opening fully. Disassemble the drain pop-up stopper, and see if it’s fully open. If the drain pop-up stopper is clear, there might be a problem with the drain pipe behind the wall.
You can use an electric roto rooter to clear the clog in the drain pipe. Stick it down the drain and try to dislodge the blockage by pushing it down. Stick one end of the wire into the drain. Once the wire is in the drain, twist it. If it does not work, turn the snake clockwise, and once it grabs onto the clump, do it again and again, pull the snake up and dispose of the clump.
Another alternative option is to use a plunger. Place the cup plunger over the drain hole and make sure it has a good seal against the sink surface. Use quick, sharp plunges to help dislodge whatever might be causing the clog.