How to Clear a Clogged Drain

What do you think is the most common home plumbing problem? If you guessed clogged drains, congrats you’re correct! If you take a minute to think about everything that gets washed down your drains on a daily basis, you will probably understand how they can clog easily. Even though they can be pain, don’t stress because even the worst clogs are no match for an experienced plumber.

Put Down The Chemicals

When you have a slow drain or a backed up sink your first thought may be to grab a bottle of Drano, but most commercial drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can damage your plumbing system. Another reason chemical drain-clearing products are a waste is because they typically don’t clear the entire clog, so it’s likely to happen again in the near future.

Grab The Snake

Instead of jeopardizing the integrity of your pipes, use a snake. You can pick one up at a local hardware store and try clearing the drain yourself. If that doesn’t work, call on your local plumber. That’s where we come in. We’ll be able to completely remove whatever is clogging the drain whether it’s a large chunk of hair, cooking oil, or anything else that doesn’t belong down there.

We’ve been providing quality home service solutions for 100 years, since 1914, so you know you’re working with experienced professionals. Give Uptown a call today at (612) 324-1004 to make an appointment.