September 20, 2021 10:57 am

Some Effective Home Remedies for Unblocking a Shower Drain

A blocked drain or sink can be very inconvenient and often happens when you don’t have the time to call out a plumber or nip to the shops to buy an unclogging product. The good news is that there are some simple ingredients you will most likely have sat in your cupboard, that can work equally as well as anything you find on a supermarket shelf. Add the fact that drain cleaners bought over the counter contain a number of toxic chemicals that are harmful for you, your family and the environment, and we know you’ll be keen to try out some of the following home remedies when faced with blocked drains.

A Flush of Hot Water – boil a kettle of hot water and simply it pour it down the plug hole. Make this procedure a part of your weekly cleaning schedule, and the number of blockages you suffer will likely be reduced.

Banking Soda And Vinegar – first put half a cup of baking soda down the sink and follow it up with half a cup of vinegar. This will be a more effective solution if allowed to work on the clog overnight. Flush it through in the morning with a kettle of hot water and your water will flow freely once more.

Hot Water And Salt – salt is always lying somewhere in your cupboard so pour some down the plug hole followed by hot water, or use a solution of the two.

Salt And Baking Soda – mix baking soda and salt in equal quantities if you want to unblock a shower drain. Add some hot water and allow it to stand in the pipework overnight. Next morning flush this all through with a kettle of clean boiling water and the clog should be gone.  blocked drains london

Washing Soda – make up a 3 gallon mixture of water and washing soda, using 500g of the soda. You might not have washing soda in your cupboard as it’s not commonly used amongst many people but next time you’re in the supermarket pick one up and store it somewhere as it has a whole host of other uses other than clearing blockages meaning you won’t have to immediately call for the help of a company offering drain cleaning.

From our list above, you can see that hot water forms a part of most of these solutions. It is very effective at removing greasy deposits that are often found in your kitchen or bathroom. Reduce the number of blockages you suffer by pouring some down every plug hole on a weekly basis. Spend a few pennies on buying a sink guard and you’ll be well on the way to no more nasty sink clogs and wasted energy trying to clear them


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