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05 Dec

Unclogging a sink can be draining work; Plumbers 911 Maine can help

Clogged drains occur because hair, soap, toothpaste, or other material builds up over time and blocks the drain. This can also happen to your bathtub, sink or any other fixture with a drain system.

Bathroom sinks usually just have the drain, faucet, and stopper for filling the sink. Some sinks also have a strainer and a P-Trap. P-Traps hold clean water that does not mix with sewer gases and lead into the bathrooms or kitchen. 

Washing away the sink problem

In terms of unclogging a sink, the first step is to take a cup and scoop out the water into a bucket. Once you have removed all the water, move the sink strainers and stoppers out of it. 

Next, check if you need to remove screws, do so if needed but make sure not to lose them. Keeping a bucket under the pipes is helpful, so moving the stoppers is easier.

Finally, remove what is causing the clog the stoppers and strainers. Make sure to let the water run so that anything that stays is washed out to ensure if the drain works properly.

Home solution remedies for your drains

There are alternatives, more natural items to fix a clogged drain. Using baking soda and vinegar, may unclog your drain. You will first need to boil water and pour it down the drain. 

Then, mix one cup of water, vinegar, and ¼ cup of baking soda and pour it down the drain. Next, plug and cover the drain for 5-10 minutes. Finally, take boiling water and use it to flush the sink. 

If this does not work, you should call a professional referred by Plumbers 911 Maine. Plumbers 911 Maine contractors have the experience to fix any drain clogging issues. They are certified to use many different pieces of equipment that are effective in both households and businesses in Maine.

Rather than having to do a large amount of work on your own, give Plumbers 911 Maine a call and you will get great results. These individuals are very professional, are drug tested, and have a drive that motivates them toward customer satisfaction. 

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