Common Plumbing Problems #2 – Clogged Drain

Many times you can fix a clogged drain using items you already have in your home.  Remove the drain strainer and use a plunger to force the clog out. Add water around the plunger head to create suction.  If the clog remains, try using a plumbing snake.  Push the cable into the drain while turning the handle clockwise.  When you reach the clog drive forward and pull back with the snake. If this fails try pouring a cup of baking soda down the drain and follow it with boiling water.  The water activates the baking soda and creates an alkaline clog dissolving liquid.

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