Guiding Homeowners on how to clear a blocked drain

How to clear a blocked drain

Hello there! If you’re dealing with a clogged drain, don’t worry—I’m here to help. As an Eva plumber, I’ve encountered plenty of drain issues, and I’ll guide you through the process over the phone. Let’s work together to fix your clog and get the water flowing smoothly again.

How to clear a blocked sink drain:

  1. Grab a plunger and partially fill the sink with water.
  2. Place the plunger over the drain, making sure it covers it completely.
  3. Now, push the plunger up and down vigorously a few times.
  4. Lift the plunger and check if the water is draining properly.
  5. If it’s still slow, give it a few more plunges. For double-bowl sinks, cover one bowl and plunge the other.
  6. If the kitchen sink has a little hole on top, put a cloth in it before plunging.

How to clear a blocked toilet drain:

  1. Lift the toilet tank lid and find the flapper. Close it to stop the water flow.
  2. If there’s a handle near the floor behind the toilet, pull it down to close the water supply.
  3. Use a heavy-duty plunger and run some hot water over it to soften it up.
  4. Place the plunger over the hole in the toilet and push it down gently to create a good seal.
  5. Now, pump the plunger up and down with force a few times.
  6. After a few attempts, flush the toilet to see if the clog is cleared. If not, it’s time to try the next step or call in a professional plumber.
  7. A plumber’s snake is another tool we use. It’s a long, flexible wire that can break up the clog. But let’s try that only if the plunger doesn’t work.

How to clear a blocked bathtub drain:

  1. Remove any dirt, like soap and hair, from the drain. Take out the stopper if your bathtub has one and clean it too.
  2. Cover the holes below the bathtub’s overflow plate with a cloth.
  3. Now, grab your plunger and place it over the drain, covering it completely.
  4. Start plunging up and down with force. This should clear the clog in most cases.
  5. If the clog persists, it’s best to call in a plumber who can use special tools like a cable auger to fix it.

Conclusion: You did great following these steps! I hope your drain is now clear. Remember, if you’re unsure or the clog doesn’t go away, it’s always a good idea to call a professional plumber. We have the expertise and tools to handle more complex situations. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need further assistance. Keep up the good work, and take care of your drains to prevent future clogs!


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