Clean Your Drain Like A Pro!
Many homeowners think they can clean their drain with regular chemical drain cleaners and a plunger to prevent or eliminate clogging—and that is true to some extent. However, there are times when these methods are simply not enough. As a result, clogging keeps reoccurring or does not go away at all. This problem is associated with too much build-up or there is a foreign object that should not be there in the first place. And in this case, you will need to take drastic measures, like using a specially formulated sink drain cleaner by TruFusion™.
Sink drain cleaner products from TruFusion™ are made with a two times stronger formula than bleach to effectively cut through clogs and result, so it only takes as little as 10 minutes to eliminate blockage. They can dissolve the most stubborn clogs caused by hair, grease, organic matter, soap scum, and food. A gallon of Sink Drain Cleaner should be good enough for eight treatments and routine drain care.
Aside from using professional liquid drain cleaners, it also makes sense to do certain steps to keep your drain as clean as possible. After all, sink drain cleaner products should only be your last resort. So here are some suggestions on how you can clear the drain using other means:
Boiling water –
This can be used to minimize blockage as long as you have metal pipes. Use an entire kettle or a medium-sized pot or saucepan to boil water and pour that water down the drain at intervals.
Avoid using this method if you have PVC pipes, as water that’s more than 170 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature could melt them. In that case, use hot water instead of boiling water.
A drain snake –
A drain snake is an innovative sink drain cleaner you can use to eliminate stubborn clogs. It’s a slim and flexible auger for dislodging stubborn build-up in your drainage system. Also known as a ‘toilet jack,’ it may potentially save you hundreds of dollars if you’re into DIY drain cleaning and you don’t want to hire a plumber. Just be sure to learn how to use it properly, so it does not cause more harm.
A metal hanger – An alternative to the drain snake is a metal coat hanger, which you can straighten to keep the hook, and slightly bend the other end to create a handle. You can stick the hooked end down the drain while rotating as far as possible before jiggling to remove gunk and hair. Just make sure you don’t push the debris back down and keep repeating until your hanger returns empty.
A plunger –
The easiest and most old-fashioned way to clean your drain is with a plunger. It’s among the must-have sink drain cleaner products out there. To use it, drop the plunger on the opening of the drain while making sure that the drain is completely covered to create a seal. Push and pull with different pressures to make the clog move and become dislodged.
Be sure not to use any chemical liquid drain cleaners before using the plunger. Keep in mind that most chemicals are corrosive; they could splash out, land on your skin or eyes, and cause injury while plunging. If you used any chemical solution and it did not work, leave it overnight before using a plunger. Don’t forget to wear protective gear like rubber gloves and safety glasses.
Manually clear the clog-causing debris –
Proper upkeep should help keep your drain clean and clear for much longer. That said, avoid dumping food waste and other materials into the drain, and consider installing a debris or hair catcher or mesh screen in the drain.
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