Got a clogged sink? Before you reach for dangerous chemical drain cleaners, read this first.
While chemical drain cleaners, like Drano, may be cheap, they have caustic agents that can damage your pipes and expose you and your family to toxic gases.
Here are 2 safe, inexpensive alternatives you can use, today, to unblock nasty, stubborn clogged drains.
Please don’t misunderstand; we’re not talking about the plunger you use for your toilet (that would be a flange plunger).
You need a rubber cup plunger, which is perfect for sinks.
How to use the cup plunger to unclog your sink:
If that doesn't work, it’s time for a little home chemistry.
Here’s a simple drain-cleaning concoction you can make from items commonly found in your home:
WARNING: Be careful when pouring the hot water. For safety and easy pouring, use a teakettle. If you are unsure of the type of pipes you have, please call a plumber to unclog your drain for you.
If the above methods don’t work, you can buy an auger (also known as a mechanical snake) to unclog your drain. However, this step indicates that you probably have a serious clog and need a plumber’s help.