You want to keep the value that you’ve built up over the years in your home and that means you need to know a thing or two about maintenance. No self respecting home owner would let the windows in their investment slide into disrepair. No one who wants top dollar when they go to sell will let the roof shingles curl up and wither. It’s good to maintain everything that holds value and that includes the inside too. So you need to be aware of how that’s done when it comes to drains.
Like everything else, you need the right tools to unclog a drain that’s backed up. Make no mistake here, talking about drains includes the ones in the shower, the bathtub and the kitchen sink. You want to keep the waste flowing out of your home in an orderly fashion and the fresh water flowing in. The first line of defense for that is the plunger.
There are several different kinds to choose from and it’s best to pick the one that suits the job. Remember that you need one of these that has a suction cup large enough to cover the drain opening. If you’ve got a clogged toilet you’ll need a toilet plunger. With either a sink or toilet, the basin needs to be filled with enough water to cover several inches of the cup. If you coat the rim of the suction cup with petroleum jelly, you’ll get a better seal.
Bigger problems require bigger solutions and the really stubborn clogs need a drain and trap or toilet auger. Feeding the cable down into the opening is the first step. If there’s a thumbscrew attached to the one you’re using, you’ll need to tighten it next. Rotate the handle clockwise to free up the drain.
Of course there are things you can do to prevent a clog in the first place and being aware of what you put down the drains in your home could solve the problem before it starts. Don’t throw grease down there and get rid of pet hair and coffee grounds in the garbage. Taking the easier quicker way by throwing them down your drains will only cost you money in the long run.
Knowing how to prevent clogged drains and what to do when you’ve got one are invaluable maintenance measures from your drain Toronto professionals.