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Tips on fixing blocked drains in Logan

How often have you stood in your shower wondering why the water is so slow to drain? You remove any hair that has become lodged in the drain, grab the plunger, go to the hardware store in Logan to buy some of those crystals that are guaranteed to fix blocked drains and then stand there in dismay, because nothing has worked.

Your next step is most probably to call the plumber, but there are a few other things you can try to fix your problem before making that call. Here are a few of the methods that many people find effective for fixing blocked drains in Logan.

  • Baking soda and vinegar: This old remedy actually works very well, so it’s definitely worth trying first. Just mix a third of a cup of vinegar into a third of a cup of baking soda, watch it fizz and pour it down the drain straight away. Leave it overnight to sit and then flush it through with hot water.
  • Salt and baking soda: If you don’t have any vinegar, try mixing half a cup of salt with the same of baking soda and pour this dry mix down your blocked drains. Leave it for 30 minutes and then follow with a kettle of boiling water.
  • Boiling water: If you don’t have any baking soda, you can try pouring boiling water down the drain, because it might work. Don’t pour it all in one go, pour a third, then another third and the last third of boiling water with about 10 seconds between each pouring.
  • Caustic soda: If the first three methods didn’t work on your blocked drains, it’s time to call in the big guns. Caustic soda is deadly, so you need to wear gloves and eye protection when using it. Mix 3 cups of caustic soda into 3 litres of cold water in a bucket, stir with a wooden spoon or bit of timber, let it fizz and pour it down the drain. Leave it for 30 minutes and then flush it away with a kettle of boiling water.

If you have tried these four easy methods and you still have blocked drains, call us on 07 3297 6157 or send us an email and we will head straight over to Logan and fix your problem.