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A clog in your shower, bathtub, or a clogged sink prevents water from draining the way it should. Although it may be annoying to deal with, finding a solution can save you from a serious plumbing issue. Clogs not only lead to backups, but they can also cause burst pipes in your home. 


There are several solutions when it comes to unclogging a severely clogged drain. We have put together a list of some ways you can tackle a clogged drain line. Many plumbing issues can result from grease and fat clogged sinks, so it is important to keep as much food residue out of the sink as possible. 


How To Clear a Clogged Drain 


  1. Baking Soda and Vinegar

    How To Clear a Clogged Drain with Baking Soda and Vinegar

    How To Clear a Clogged Drain with Baking Soda and Vinegar

Combine 1/2 a cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar. Pour this down the clogged drain, whether it be your kitchen sink or bathroom shower. Let that sit for at least 30 minutes. If you can leave it overnight, that is better. Follow this by pouring a full kettle of boiling water down the drain. There are also other natural drain cleaning solutions you can use…you can find out more HERE.


  1. Boiling Water

If you don’t have baking soda and vinegar and you want to try something fast, just pour boiling water down the drain. Depending on the clog, boiling water can break up whatever has been collected in your drain or pipes. Although there are many chemical cleaners that advertise for clogs, these chemicals end up doing more harm than good to your plumbing. 


  1. Plumbing Snake

    Using a Plumbing Snake on a Clogged Drain

    Using a Plumbing Snake on a Clogged Drain

You can insert a snake into the drain and attempt to clear out the clog by pushing it through. This is something you can find at several stores. We recommend buying a snake that is between 25 and 50 feet long. The difficult part here is knowing how long the snake needs to be to reach the clog.


These three solutions are suitable for your clogged kitchen sink or clogged bathroom sink. 


  1. Call Rooter Man

If the solutions we listed are not working, or you simply don’t want to attempt plumbing work on your own, call the experts at Rooter Man today. We know how to unclog a drain quickly. We can locate the source of your clog and also look for other issues that may be the reason you are having plumbing issues in the first place. Our services include Hydro Jetting, depending on the location and severity of the clogging, and a Camera Inspection Service.  


Rooter Man is a Local Full Service Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Company.  Our expert plumbers have served New Orleans, Metairie, LaPlace, Mandeville, Covington, and all surrounding areas for over 37 Years. We are conveniently located at 2545 Delaware Avenue in Kenner, LA 70062. Call us today (504) 464-0145.

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