When the sink or shower in your home leave to drain or do so slowly, you may need to take steps to unclog the drain. Quickly unclog the drain is a simple process that requires no equipment special chemicals or aggressive. There are two common ways of doing this, and you should use one process for shower drains and the other for drainages in toilets. Both are fast and you can make with items you find at home.
How to unclog toilet sinks
- Fill a large pot with hot tap water until it reaches about 3 or 4 inches (7.5 or 10 cm) below the edge of the pot.
- Boil the water over high heat on the stove. Turn off the stove when the water boils.
- Slowly and carefully pour the entire pot of water over the sink. The heat from the boiling water should break off the grease and other materials that plug the drain
How to uncover shower drains
- Pour half a cup of baking soda into the shower drain.
- Pour half a cup of white vinegar into the drain. Sodium bicarbonate and vinegar will react by creating bubbles of carbon dioxide that will draw from the drain to the bathtub, air, and material that will plug the drain.
- Clean hair and other materials that cover the bathtub using paper towels.
Tips & Warnings
- You can prevent grease from covering your kitchen sink by dumping it in the trash instead of throwing it into the drain. When you are going to throw away the grease, wait for it to cool, place it in a sealed disposable plastic container and throw it away.
- To help eliminate any odor that results from unclogging your drain, pour half a cup of lemon juice into the drain after uncovering it.