How to Prevent and Clear Clogged Drains
How to Prevent and Clear Clogged Drains

March 9, 2023

We specialize in safe and effective drain cleaning repair in Mississauga. With DECADES OF EXPERIENCE clearing all kinds of drains, from shower and tub drains to sink, and floor drains, we always ensure a job is completed on the right the first time.

Here are some tips for How to Keep Your Drains Clean?

·      Preventative measures: Use drain catchers or strainers in your sinks, showers, and tubs to catch hair, food, and other debris. Avoid pouring grease, oil, and fat down the drain, and don't flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet.
·      Hot water: Run hot water down your drains once a week or more to help flush away any build-up that may be forming.
·      Baking soda and vinegar: Mix equal parts of baking soda and vinegar and pour the mixture down the drain. Just wait for a few minutes and then flush with hot water. This can help break down any build-up in the drain.
·      Plunger: Use a plunger to help clear clogs in sinks, showers, and tubs. There is enough water in the basin or tub to cover the cup of the plunger and create a seal around the drain before plunging.
·      Drain snake: A drain snake or auger can be used to remove clogs that are deeper in the drain. Insert the snake into the drain and turn the handle to move it deeper into the drain. Once you feel resistance, rotate the snake to help break up the clog, and then remove the snake.
·      Chemical drain cleaners: While not always the best solution, chemical drain cleaners can be effective in clearing some clogs. Follow the instructions carefully and use caution, as these products can be harmful.

At Gold Medal Plumbing and Drain, we can inspect your drain pipe using a video camera to see whether your frequent clogged drains or persistent sewage odor in your home is caused by a broken pipeline.

After diagnosing your drain pipes, we will explain your repair options, provide an estimate, and ask for approval. Tired with clogged and dirty drains? Call (416) 242-6111 or CONTACT US ONLINE and speak with our drain experts in Mississauga.