The last thing you want to hear in your Sarasota, FL home is the gurgling noise of a clogged drain. Clogged drains can be difficult for a Sarasota, FL home or business owner to clean due to the small, dark and curved spaces that are not visible to the eyes. There are several steps you can take before contacting a plumbing repair or services company. Before contacting your plumbing repair company in Sarasota, FL, try these three tips first.
- Use a clean plunger to plunge the drain, pushing and pulling at least four times. This may be enough to loosen the clog.
- Pour 2 ounces of baking soda down the drain, followed by 8 ounces of white vinegar. Leave the drain alone for five minutes so the foam can work on the clog. After five minutes have passed, pour one gallon of boiling water down the drain to flush out the clog.
- Pour one-quarter cup of liquid dish detergent down the drain, followed by several gallons of hot water. The lubrication of the detergent followed by the hot water may help loosen the clog.
After trying these home remedies to unclog your drain without success, call a plumbing repair or services company. Aqua Plumbing, a professional plumbing services company will use professional materials and equipment to clear your drains of any type of clog.
Once your Sarasota, FL plumbing services company has cleared the clog from your drains, take the time to perform weekly maintenance to prevent future clogs. Avoid washing hair, chunks of soap or grease down your drains. Once each week, do a baking soda and vinegar treatment. Follow the baking soda and vinegar with several gallons of hot water to keep your drains clean.