There are many plumbing issues that require the services of a professional plumber. There are also many plumbing problems that you can fix on your own. It all depends on your skills and knowhow, tools and equipment, time and availability, and the seriousness of the plumbing problem. If you know how to do it, have the means to do it, and it’s not a plumbing emergency, you can always try to fix it on your own. But you should never ever attempt anything dangerous or fail to call a professional plumber if things get out of hand. Drain cleaning is the kind of plumbing problem that you can attempt to fix on your own without calling a professional plumber. If you are having a minor clog at home, you can always try to clear it on your own instead of paying a professional. You can also conduct routine drain cleaning every few months to maintain an excellent plumbing system. If you ever suffer a drain clog in your home, you can always do the following.

Use A Plunger

A plunger is one of the most functional plumbing tools. You should have several types of plungers in your house. You probably don’t know that there are several types of plungers for various types of clogs. There is the most popular toilet plunger for unclogging the toilet. We also have a kitchen sink plunger for unclogging a sink drain. A shower drain plunger is used to unclog the shower or bathtub drain. Wherever the clog appears, just use the right plunger to try and dislodge it. We all know the up and down motion of plunging a clogged drain. Do it repeatedly and see whether it works.

Use A Plumber’s Snake

Another important plumbing tool that you should always have in your house is a plumber’s snake. This device is used to unclog drainage and sewer lines. You will have to insert the right end and wiggle the snake until you reach the clog and then dislodge it. You can improvise and make your own plumber’s snake using a clothes hanger. Unfold the edges and insert the curved tip in your clogged drains and then wiggle it to reach and dislodge the clog.

Use Hot Water

Hot water is one of the most basic DIY solutions to clogging. Just heat water and then pour it down your clogged drains. If there are any coagulated greases, fats, and/or oils down there, they will melt away and clear your drainage and sewer lines.

Use Baking Soda And Vinegar

Another effective DIY solution for a clogged drain is a baking soda and vinegar solution. Pour one cup of baking soda down your clogged pipes and then wait a few moments before pouring a cup of vinegar in. You can follow the mixture with some hot water.

Chemical Drain Cleaners

You can also clear your clogged drains with chemical drain cleaners. Make sure that you buy the right type to avoid damaging your drainage and sewer lines.

Call A Professional Plumber

And last but not least, you can always request professional Townsville drain cleaning services if you have a clogged drain at home. This is the most convenient solution to this problem. A professional plumber will diagnose and confirm the position of the clog. He will then implement the most viable solution to clear and clean your drains.


Townsville Plumbers
13 Hugh Ryan Dr, Garbutt QLD 4814, Australia
180 076 1983