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How to Clear Deep Drain Clogs


For homeowners, dealing with a severely clogged drain may be a difficult and stressful process. A clogged drain, whether in your kitchen, bathroom, or utility room, can disturb your daily routine and lead to worse plumbing concerns if not repaired swiftly.

Accumulated hair, grease accumulation, food particles, soap scum, and foreign objects are all common culprits. These pollutants can accumulate over time and cause stubborn blockages deep within your plumbing system.

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Examine the Drain for noticeable Blockages: Begin by inspecting the drain for evident blockages. Sometimes the source of the clog is at the surface and can be manually removed.

Check Drain Flow: If the water moves hesitantly or does not flow at all, there is a deeper blockage that needs to be addressed.

Plunger: A plunger may typically break blockages that are closer to the drain hole. Make a tight seal around the outlet and apply forceful, stable pressure. Flush the drain with hot water after plunging to help break down any leftover debris.

Chemical Drain Cleaner: Choose for a drain cleaner that is compatible with the specific plumbing system you have. Take caution, as certain chemicals have the potential to cause harm to pipelines. Use Protective gears when you are using chemicals.

Drain Snaking: For more severe blockages, a plumbing snake or auger can penetrate deeper into the line. Carefully insert the snake into the drain until you encounter challenge, then rotate it to break up the blockage. We offer professional drain snaking services from Toronto to Niagara and northern regions such as Vaughan, Woodbridge and even New Market. If you encounter obstructive or persistent blockages, it is advisable to enlist the services of an experienced plumber like Rooter-Man will  use a powered auger.

Will vinegar and baking soda clear a clogged drain?

Indeed, a combination of vinegar and baking soda can effectively alleviate a blocked drain in certain instances.

  1. Pour approximately 1/4 to 1/2 cup of baking soda into the drain.
    Then add approximately 1/2 cup of vinegar afterwards.
  2. Quickly place a plug or cloth over the drain to isolate the sparkling reaction in the drain. This bubbly process aids in the disintegration and loosening of blockages.
  3. After allowing the combination to sit idle for around 15-30 minutes, you are able to remove any remaining debris by flushing the drain with hot water.

This method is effective for addressing small blockages and as a preventative measure to ensure the continuous flow of your drains.

High Pressure Hot Water Drain Cleaning

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Hydro jetting utilizes a specialized equipment that produces a powerful stream of water at high pressure. The water is subjected to varying degrees of pressure, often ranging from 1,500 to 6,000 PSI (pounds per square inch) or even beyond these values, depending on the specific project needs. The task should be executed by experienced individuals, as the high-pressure water jet can pose a risk if not managed appropriately.

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