Drain repair

4 Wауѕ tо Clеаr а Clоggеd Drаіn

companyBSP May 31, 2017

Almost every home develops a clogged drain once in a while. Reasons range from vegetable roots, inappropriate items flushed down the toilet, to food or grease in the kitchen sink drain. Sometimes, homeowners can remove these clogs themselves, but other times, professional help may be needed.

Tools and Tips for Clearing Clogs

Get Yourself a Good Plunger

A sturdy plunger is often the first tool to reach for. It's advisable to have separate plungers for toilets and for sinks, tubs, and showers.

Manual Plumber's Snake or Drain Auger

This tool is ideal for dislodging clogs further inside the drain pipe, consisting of a flexible steel cable to clear the clog.

Power Auger

For tougher clogs, a power auger, powered by an electric motor, can cut through various obstructions. However, professional assistance might be the safer option for using this powerful tool.

Closet Auger

Specifically designed for toilets, the closet auger uses a hand crank to navigate through tight curves and clear difficult clogs.

When to Call a Professional

For those in Franklin, TN, Brentwood, and the Nashville area, Brentwood Star Plumbing offers skilled services for all your plumbing needs. If tackling a clog seems too daunting or if you're unsure how to safely use the tools mentioned, it's time to call in the professionals.

For East Nashville residents, our sister company Star Plumbing Company is also available to help.

Remember, maintaining your drains clear not only prevents inconvenient clogs but also extends the life and efficiency of your plumbing system.