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After struggling for months to make my plumbing system work properly, I started realizing that part of the problem might be the supplies I was using. I began working hard to make sure that things were right, and it became clear to me that I needed to invest in different equipment. It was really incredible to see how much of a difference a few of the right plumbing supplies made, and I was able to get things fixed up. This blog is all about finding great plumbing supplies to make your home better than ever. After all, you never know what you will need to fix.


Finding Great Plumbing Supplies

Fixing A Clogged Drain

Shannon Obrien

Dealing with a clogged drain is very frustrating at times because they can be tricky to get rid of. Most of the time it is because you put something down the drain that did not belong, whether on purpose or by accident. There is a very particular way that you should go about getting rid of the clog. Remember the sooner that you act the better off you will be. So, here are a few steps that you can take to help you get rid of that pesky clogged drain in your bathroom or kitchen. 

Drain Cleaners

One of the best ways to get rid of a clog is to use a drain cleaner. Now, it is important to note that you need to be extremely careful with drain cleaners if you are on a septic system. The chemicals in a drain cleaner can kill the bacteria in a septic system that are responsible for breaking down your sewage. However, if you are connected to city sewer drain cleaners are great place to start. The chemicals are extremely basic and therefore accept any free hydrogen ions. This effectively breaks down the material and allows the drain to become unclogged. 

Pipe Snake

The second step is to buy a pipe snake and try to physically remove the clog. Pipe snakes come in all shapes and sizes and if you have a hard 90 degree angle in your pipes you will most likely have to go with a smaller snake because it will bend much easier. The snake is pushed down the drain and will physically hit the clog. After repeatedly hitting the clog the pipe snake is designed to break up the clog and allow for the passage of water. Often you may have to combine a drain cleaner and a snake to get the clog cleared up. 


If you have followed step on and two, and you are still dealing with a clogged drain, it is time to call a plumber. You have done everything that the average homeowner should do. The plumber will come into your home and attach a camera onto a pipe snake to look at the drain. Often this will reveal exactly what is going on. If you have already done steps one and two, there is a very good possibility that you are dealing with a collapsed or kinked pipe. A plumber will recognize this and get to work fixing the problem immediately. 

For more information, contact companies like Belfair Plumbing & Drain Service.