How Do I Unblock Clogged Drains & Pipes in My Home?

Blocked drain

A blocked or clogged drain can be a minor inconvenience or a big problem depending on the size and issue specific to you, but either way you will want to get it solved as soon as possible. Leaving a drain or pipe clogged for long periods of time can wreak havoc on your plumbing and cause a range of problems in the meantime such as unsightly smells, gurgling sounds, and leaks.

  • Boiling Water for Minor Drain Blockages
  • Plunging Your Drains
  • Contact a Professional Plumber

Boiling Water for Minor Drain Blockages

For minor clogs in your drains, you could try using boiling water to clear the blockage. Boil the water in your kettle or on the stove or microwave, and then pour it into the blocked drain to dislodge whatever is causing your issue. This is especially good for things like grease, but you should be careful to avoid doing this when your pipes are made of PVC – as this can be warped by the heat or even melted. You should also use caution when using hot water to not spill it on yourself.

Plunging Your Drains

A plunger is the most common type of instrument used to unblock your drains and pipes. You can buy one easily at a store and it will help you dislodge solid clogs that cannot be dissolved by the boiling water. Plungers are cheap to obtain and can be used multiple times, so it is a great investment for your home and plumbing.

Contact a Professional Plumber

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If you cannot identify or remove the blockage yourself, it is a good time to get in touch with your local plumbing expert to see how they can help you. A professional plumber will have a range of equipment to help identify and remove your blockages safely and without damaging your pipes, so if it is not an easy fix, you should contact a plumbing professional.

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