Drain Cleaning

Do you live in River Forest Illinois and need drain cleaning in your kitchens or bathrooms?

Clogged drains are always a frustration, no matter if it’s your kitchen sink, bathtub or a toilet. Clogged drains can be stressful but fortunately there are ways to prevent and fix clogged drains. Below are some helpful prevention techniques:

  1. Every drain in your house should have a strainer to prevent things from accumulating in the pipes
  2. Clean strainers once a week
  3. Avoid putting oil or greasy food down the drain
  4. Only put toilet paper in the toilet, tissues or paper do not dissolve
  5. Throw potato skins, egg shells, fruit rind and coffee grinds in the trash
  6. Don’t throw tampons or feminine hygiene product in the toilet

Below are ways to deal with clogged drains before calling a plumber.

The first thing you should do is try plunging your clogged drain or clogged toilet. Fill the sink or bathtub with some hot water, make sure you get a good seal with the plunger, and then proceed to plunge the drain firmly at least 15-20 times.

If the plunger fails then try a mixture of half a cup of vinegar and half a cup of baking soda, pour it down the drain, and wait for a few hours. Then run the hot water for a couple of minutes. Plunge again and see if the clog opens up.

If your drains are still clogged after trying the techniques above, you should call a professional licensed plumber.