DIY Ways to Clear a Clogged Drain in Leeds

If you have a clogged drain in Leeds, you don’t always have to call a plumber or drain cleaner. In fact, you can do the drain cleaning yourself first and see how effective it is before you give us a call, and even do a lot of good things for maintenance so you never have to see us at all!

The first thing you can do to address a clogged drain in Leeds is to not get one in the first place. How do you avoid them? A few quick tips:
• Don’t pour grease down your drains. Instead, pour it in a can and let it solidify before putting it in your garbage. Grease will solidify eventually, so even if you run a lot of hot water after you put it down the drain, residue will stick to the sides of your pipes, building up over time. That sticky residue will start to capture other particles, and you’ll wind up with a slow or clogged drain.
• Use that hair trap in your tubs and showers. Some children are reluctant to clean it, so they simply remove it. Then you have a hair clog that is difficult to move.

Clogged Drain in Leeds

If you do have a clogged drain in Leeds, start with trying to remove the clog. If it’s hair, you can sometimes just get needle nose pliers out and pull the bulk right out. If it is something else, try one of these solutions (don’t use caustic chemicals):
• Boiling water (good on grease)
• Baking soda and water-vinegar solution (1 cup boiling water and 1 cup vinegar); put a plug or drain cover on to confine the reaction to the pipes where it will do some good
• Baking soda and salt, followed by boiling water (same drain cover advice)

If those don’t work, give us a call.