If you have small children in your home this week, make sure they weren’t given the wrong information about wipes. Even though the package might say ‘flushable’, there is no such thing as a flushable wipe. They will cause blockages deep in your pipes that require immediate repair.
When there are more guests in the home throughout the day, the chances of a drain clog increase dramatically. There are more meals to cook, more plates to clean, and more strain on your drains. To give them a fighting chance, keep the following items out:
Drain Cleaning Hacks
There are two methods that we would recommend for any in-home drain clog. The baking soda method and the fishing hook:
The baking soda method goes as follows:
Take 1 TBSP of baking soda and 1 TBSP of vinegar and pour them down the drain.
Let the solution sit and break up clogs for half an hour.
Once the time has passed, pour a pot of boiling water down the drain to wash it away.
The fishing hook method goes as follows:
Using a pair of needle-nosed pliers, straighten a wire hanger but keep the hook end in tact.
Bend the other end to form a small handle or loop.
Stick the hook end into the drain and see if you can loop around the item you want to remove.
Just make sure you aren’t pushing the clogging culprit further down!
If you find yourself in the middle of a mess this week, call on Uptown Man to save the day! The experts at Uptown Plumbing will arrive with the tools needed to get things flowing the way they should be.