Sometimes small clogs like dried food or stuck on grease only need a little bit of help from some good old H2O. This trick works by filling your fixture with boiling hot water and letting it sit for a while to loosen grime. You’ll know that this is working if you start to see your water draining more than it was before. Once all the water has drained, repeat the process a few more times.
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Most of the time you hear these two cooking ingredients together you think of a third grade science experiment. Well, that same chemical reaction is what has the potential to relieve a blockage. By boring baking soda down the clogged drain, followed by vinegar, the fizzing might be enough to loosen up and flush out smaller blockages. The most effective way to use this method is by allowing the mixture to sit a while then flush out with hot water thoroughly.
For some bigger issues this won’t be enough, the third at home remedy is as follows:
There are situations where the P-trap will be inaccessible. If you can’t find a trap, or it looks different than most likely it’s a poor plumbing job; this includes sealed shut pipes and inaccessible kitchen/washroom sinks. That being said, the trap for the bathtub/shower won’t be accessible without cutting a wall or floor and we do not recommend this to be touched by anyone who is not a licensed plumber.
If none of these steps work, it could signal that you have a bigger problem on your hands or need the help of a plumber.