How to Clear Clogged Drains Safely

How to clear clogged drains safely. Hopefully, not in an emergency but if necessary an Emergency Plumber Los Angeles team member is here to help.

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A clogged drain can be more than just a simple aggravation if it is not tackled properly. At Rocket Plumbing Los Angeles, we want you to have the handy plumbing secrets you need to safely attempt to unclog your drain.

If these techniques do not solve the problem, then you know it’s time to call an insured and licensed expert plumbing company, like Rocket Plumbing in Los Angeles. At a moment’s notice, we will send an experienced, professional technician to your home or office to unclog your drain without breaking the bank. We are available 24/7 and our Los Angeles emergency plumber will respond immediately. Contact us at (323) 992-6477!

Techniques to Unclog a Drain in your LA home

  • Do not use liquid chemicals that have the potential to erode and damage your pipes. This danger becomes increasingly precarious if you use multiple chemicals to clear a drain as the pipeline can erupt from the combustible nature of mixing chemicals.
  • A plunger can be extremely helpful in safely clearing minor single-pipe clogs. A helpful tip is to pour boiling water down the drain and let it sit to cool prior to plunging the drain. The boiling water can dissolve stubborn clogs, but be cautious as a small splash can cause serious burns. To use a plunger, secure it and create a seal over the drain. Push down on the plunger and then allowing it to pop back up. Try this several times before retiring the plunger.
  • Consider purchasing a snake, also known as a drain auger, from your local hardware store. A snake is a long, flexible cable with a handle on one end, which are available in manual or motorized models. However, before you purchase a motorized snake, consider calling Rocket Plumbing as we can unclog your drain for a great deal less. If you want to try using a manual snake, begin by guiding the cable down the drain until you feel resistance. Then, using the handle, attempt to clear the clog by repeatedly moving the snake up and down and side to side. Once you think you may have cleared it, remove the snake. If you have removed material from the pipe, place the debris in a bucket. Now, it’s time to test the drain by running the water. If you have not cleared it, you can try again or manually turn off the water going into the pipes and put the snake directly into the pipes under the sink. However, we recommend that you call Rocket Plumbing prior to opening up the pipes to avoid damage to your plumbing.

When all else fails, Rocket Plumbing is poised to provide you with unparalleled service that other companies cannot deliver. Our experienced plumbers are equipped to tackle most plumbing issues & repairs in a timely fashion. Rest assured, we are here to offer reliable services at competitive prices. Our Los Angeles emergency plumber services are a trusted source.

Don’t let your clogged drain become a major problem – if you are in the greater Los Angeles area, contact Rocket Plumbing now at (323) 992-6477 to discover why our clients consistently recommend us to their family and friends.