Unless you’re handy with pipes and tools, any issue with your plumbing is a major hassle. You won’t be able to use your running water until someone can make it out to your house to repair the problem, and it can take some plumbers days before they’re able to fit you into their busy schedules.
At Rooter Group Inc., a lot of the calls we get have to deal with clogged drains. For one reason or another, people seem to have trouble keeping their drains free and clear of debris! Thankfully, there are a number of ways to avoid needing to call and pay for drain service in Toronto to simply clear out your drains:
- Vinegar: You’ve undoubtedly seen commercials for drain cleaners on TV. The person in the commercial just pours a little cleaner down the drain, and all of a sudden the drain is clear! While those products certainly work sometimes, they have some major downsides. Powerful drain cleaners will eventually corrode your pipes and leave you with a bigger problem than a simple clog. Simple vinegar, which you probably already have around the house, is acidic enough to handle the job of clearing out your pipes, but not powerful enough to damage the metal. It’s also a lot cheaper than expensive drain cleaners, and it doesn’t have any of the harmful chemicals found in drain cleaners.
- Baking soda: In addition to being a key ingredient in a lot of recipes, baking soda is well-known for being a kind of “go-to” item for anything and everything around the house. It works to whiten your clothes, it’s supposed to help relieve bug bites and it helps absorb bad smells in your refrigerator. But did you know that it can also help to clear up your drains? Throw some baking soda down your drain every once in a while, and rinse it down with some piping hot water. In addition to clearing your drains, it also helps get rid of any bad odors. If that doesn’t do the trick to clean out the drain, pour some vinegar down there. The combination of the two household cooking ingredients should do the trick.
- Total clog prevention: Baking soda and vinegar get rid of grease and other junk in your pipes quickly and easily, but wouldn’t it be nice to avoid needing to treat your drains altogether? By treating your pipes like plumbers recommend, you can keep the baking soda and vinegar in the cabinet where they belong. The biggest mistake with drains is pouring grease down the kitchen sink. That’s a quick way to clog your drain and need help from a drain service in Toronto. You should also invest in a screen or drain cover that will effectively stop any hair and other debris from slipping down the sink and causing a clog.
Be sure to give Rooter Group Inc. a call if you run into problems with your drains or any other aspects of your plumbing. Our experts have years of experience in the industry, and some of the fastest response times in the area. We look forward to assisting you!