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17 Apr

Four natural drain clogging solutions Maine plumbers love

The most common solution for a clogged toilet is a plunger.

This works most of the time. But occasionally, a clog will be so stubborn it will not budge. Fortunately, there are several natural solutions to unclog difficult drains. Many DIY fixes do not require a trip to a hardware store, and you will likely find them in your kitchen. 

The effectiveness of these solutions depends on what is clogging your drain. For example, serious clogs caused by grease buildup will likely require a professional plumber.

If you have a stubborn clog that neither a plunger nor a natural drain cleaner will fix, call Plumbers 911 Maine. You will connect to a local licensed contractor that can resolve the issue. 

Baking soda and vinegar

This handy science trick can be especially useful for unclogging bathroom sinks. Pour a mixture of equal parts vinegar and baking soda down the drain. This will start a chemical reaction that hopefully pushes out the grime and gunk blocking your drain. Let it sit for a few minutes to completely work its way through your pipes.

Other methods include Borax, salt, vinegar and baking soda. Each uses some combination of these products to fix drain problems. 

Once the mixture has coursed through your pipes, pour a kettle of boiling water down the drain and add a few squirts of dish soap for good measure. This works great for minor grease clogs. 

Still clogged? Call Plumbers 911 Maine

Some clogs are too stubborn for DIY fixes. In these instances, only a professional plumber can remove the clog. When this happens, get your sink and life back to normal by calling Plumbers 911 Maine. 

Plumbers 911 is a network of professional plumbing contractors who can perform emergency plumbing in most parts of Maine! Give Plumbers 911 a call, and we will refer you to a fully vetted, professional plumber in Maine near you. 

Clean, unclogged drain pipes are only a phone call away.

All our licensed plumbers are highly specialized and vetted. They have undergone rigorous background checks and drug testing. Call Plumbers 911 Maine and schedule a meeting time with a trusted licensed plumber.

To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

We will get through this together To say we are living in “unprecedented” challenging times would be an understatement. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to list a few pieces of information and websites that we think will be helpful for you during this time.

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Plumbers are considered essential workers during this time and we will continue to work as our number one priority is to “protect the health of the nation.” Stay well, stay safe and we will get through this together.

Your Friends at Plumbers 911

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