Your residential plumbing system is one of the most under-appreciated daily luxuries in your life. Every day, it flushes out dangerous chemicals and brings clean water into your home, ensuring you have hot water for baths, showers, laundry, and more. Without clean pipes and drains, your plumbing system would not be able to function effectively. Despite this, many people pay little attention to their pipes until they suffer from a clogged drain. Indoor Comfort Services knows how important regular drain cleaning is to keep a plumbing system in good working order.
One of the biggest mistakes people make is treating clogged drains with chemical drain cleaners. These over-the-counter remedies are not only expensive, but they are made up of many toxic and caustic ingredients that can cause harm to your sensitive plumbing system. This damages both the pipes in your home and your entire residential plumbing system with toxic chemicals.
To clean your drains the safe way:
- Run hot water over the problem pipe. Steaming (not boiling) water can loosen the clogged material, making it easier to manually plunge out.
- If this doesn’t work, try adding some baking soda to the hot water mixture. The baking soda and hot water will create an alkaline mixture that will greatly loosen the clogged pipe.
- To increase the alkalinity of the mixture, add washing soda. Don’t use washing soda in your pipes if you have previously put chemical drain cleaner down your pipe, as this will damage your pipes.
- Another popular non-toxic method is adding baking soda and vinegar. This creates a fizzling effect that helps move the clogged material.
All of these drain unclogging methods are safe, effective, and most importantly, good for your pipes.
In order to keep the plumbing system of Sacramento running smoothly, we all need to do our part. Remember, don’t just pay attention to your drains when they’re clogged. In order to continue providing you clean water day after day, your drains need regular attention.
Call your trusted Sacramento plumber at Indoor Comfort Services today at 916-993-3510 to learn more about drain cleaning for your pipes.