Have you ever been standing in the shower only to look down and realize that your soapy, dirty shower water is now up to your ankles? Ick. Or how about when you try to drain the sink after doing dishes and the food particles seem to circle endlessly without going anywhere? Double ick.
If you’d like to get your drains up and running again but you can’t or don’t want to call a plumber, check out a few of these helpful tips to try:
1. Try a homemade remedy
Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down your drain. Then add a whole cup of vinegar, cover the drain and allow it to sit for at least five minutes. Rinse with a large pan of boiling water, Bob Vila recommended.
2. Pour salt and boiling water down the sink
Try pouring some salt and boiling water down the drain to loosen clogs and break up food particles.
3. Remove hair from the tub
In most cases, you can simply remove the plug from the drain in your bathtub and use a snake or a long wire hanger to fish out the built up hair from the drain. The trickiest part of this method is knowing how to remove your drain, check out these tips from The Family Handyman and find your specific plug.
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