A clogged up drain is a normal occurrence especially if you wash your hair in the sink. Hair strands and hair care products together are one of the common things that are clogging up your sewage tank. Some of the hair care products such as shampoo and relaxers either organic or artificial contain ingredients that don’t flush even when mixed with water.
You can easily clean your clogged drain with a natural cleaner that dissolves both hair and other materials that may be blocking your sewage. There are different methods you can adopt to restore your clogged drain. You can try any of the following methods below
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How to Make a Natural Drain Cleaner Hair Dissolver?
You can easily prepare a drain cleaner using recipes that you can find in the home. You can easily purchase them at your local store or online.
Liquid Soap and Boiling Water Drain Cleaner
This is by far the cheapest home remedy you can try to free up your clogged drain. You don’t have to spend money on any ingredient. All you need is either a liquid bathing or washing soap and boiling water. Mix the liquid soap in the boiling water and flush down the drain. You may need to repeat this process if you are dealing with a serious blockage.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Drain Cleaner
Baking soda and vinegar is not just an active ingredient when it comes to baking, it can also be used together to clear clogged plumbing. If you are familiar with high school chemistry, you would have learned that when acid mix with a base, it forms a chemical reaction. Vinegar is an acetic acid while baking soda is a strong base. Mixing the two ingredients results in a chemical reaction that helps to remove debris when it is poured down the drain. You will need to add the mixture in boiling water for a quick fix.
- One cup of white vinegar
- Half cup of baking soda
- A liter of water
Pour the half cup of baking soda down the drain. You want to ensure that he drain is dry before trying to decongest it. Once the baking soda is down the plumbing, you can now add the white vinegar and observe as the baking soda reacts as soon as the vinegar comes in contact with it. Wait until you no longer notice any more reaction between the mix and then slowly pour in the boiling water. You may need to repeat this procedure until the drain is completely free of any debris.
Baking Soda and Salt Drain Cleaner
Baking soda can also be used together with table salt to fix a blocked pipe. It can be used to clear coconut oil and grease from the bottom of your pipes for proper drainage.
- Half cup of baking soda
- Half cup of table salt
- One lite of water
Mix the baking soda and table salt and pour it down the drain. You should allow enough time for the mixture to settle down the drain. You can leave it overnight and add the boiling water the following morning to unclog the pipes in the kitchen and bathroom.
You can also add in some cream of tartar to a baking soda and salt mixture to increase the outcome. You can do this if you are dealing with a tough clog. When adding in the cream of tartar, you want to ensure that the ingredients mix properly. For a better result, you will have to pour in half of the mix first, and then boiling water after an hour. You will need to repeat this process again and then complete it by flooding the drain with water. This you can do by allowing the tap to run for a few minutes. This should free up any clog in the drain.
You can also make use of borax in place of cream of tartar. To the half cup of baking soda and white vinegar, you will need to add a quarter of borax and mix properly. You can follow the same procedure for the cream of tartar if you are dealing with a severe blockage.
Plunger and Drain Snake
You can also make use of a plunger and a drain snake to clear out your kitchen sink and shower drain. Food particles easily get stuck in the kitchen sink from doing dirty dishes. A plunger will be a better alternative since it makes use of high pressure to eliminate dirt from your drain.
You don’t need the services of a plumber except to deal with a leaking pipe (that is if you can’t do-it-yourself). You can purchase a drain plunger for use in your home. You can also purchase a drain snake for next to nothing. There are different lengths and sizes available to choose from so you shouldn’t find it difficult to find one that works for you.
Another method that you can employ to solve the problem of a clogged drain involves making use of a wire coat hanger (the type that can easily be bent or worked on to any desired shape). The goal is to get the hanger to reach the bottom of the drain and pull out all the dirt that is blocking it.
You want to be extremely careful the way you push the hanger down the drain. Although the pipes may be strong, too much force on the hanger can damage the pipe or even cause your bodily injury.
You can save yourself the stress of having to deal with a clogged drain by being extra cautious about what you flush down the drain. Your bathroom shower drain easily gets clogged if you do a lot of shampoo and hair cleaning while taking your bath. if you apply coconut oil to your hair often, and then wash it off when you shower, you will also find out that your plumbing gets blocked often.
Have you ever had to deal with a clogged drain before? Do you have any recipe you will like to share with us? We will like to hear from you in the comment section.