Blocks Away

When one graduates from day-to-day life and becomes a homeowner, they enter a new phase of maturity and adulthood that has very different standards and expectations. A house, after all, is a tremendous investment and a big responsibility. From the decision-making process that acquiring the house entails to the actual ownership and maintenance of a house. A house is a whole of many parts, and taking good and proper care of each part is the key to ensuring that the house as a whole stays in good shape for many years to come. A homeowner can to to take the easy way out as well, spending tons of money hiring out and getting help from professionals, but there are many ways to save on such services by learning how to maintain the home.

As an example, one can look at toilets and drains. This is part and parcel of taking care of one of the most neglected rooms in the house – the bathroom – and is something every homeowner should really know how to do. Sure, there is plenty of help available at and other services that have online access, but it may be best to save them for true emergencies that need professional attention.

One can start the process by pouring vinegar – yes, vinegar – into the drain. About ¼ of a cup is a good amount to begin with. Let this amount stand for some 20 minutes, allowing it to affect the material that has clogged the drain. One can even add ¼ of a cup of baking soda to the vinegar before pouring, which results in a mixture that has a foaming action with a stronger effect on the material clogging the drain. After the 20 minute time period has passed, one can then try pouring in a good amount of boiling water.

clearing blocked drains

clearing blocked drains in melbourne

After this, use a plunger on the drain to create suction that could agitate or dislodge the clogging material. You can try improving the suction by blocking the sink overflow, allowing the plunger to create more suction that will shift and move the blocking or clogging material. This can be followed with one more round of pouring hot water into the drain and allowing it to run through. After this, alternating between plunger and hot water should help break down and shift the remaining clogging material. This inexpensive fix only requires readily-available materials and a little effort, and can work for a variety of drains.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s