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Drain blockages and plumbing problems are unfortunately a fact of life and unavoidable in any home, however big or small. However the odd blocked toilet isn’t the end of the world and with a few tips from the professionals, plumbing needn’t be a common problem.

Experienced companies such as Dyno-Rod know exactly what causes these issues and how to avoid them but some of the techniques and tips are easy to learn and actually don’t take much expertise at all. Of course if you have a serious problem then leave it to them, but many blockages can be solved with your own fair hands.

Here are some drain clearing tips from the professionals to keep your plumbing in perfect working order.

Always try using the tried and tested methods first before doing anything else. Dust off the plunger and get to work as often this is all your toilet or sink needs to get it back to normal. Buy soda crystals from your local supermarket and keep them in your cupboard – you never know when you’ll need it and there a great help when you’re plunging away. Never use chemicals to clear the blockage.
Pour a brine solution or just very strong salty water down your sinks to combat odors. This is perfect for your kitchen sink as it stops the grease from your plates when you’re washing up clinging to the sides of the pipes. It’s a good preventative, meaning you’ll have to do less plunging in the future and will hopefully never have the need to call out an expert (saving you a bit of cash in the process!)
Don’t underestimate the power of household ingredients. Some vinegar and a bit of baking soda can be the best drain cleaner you’ll find. Pour half a cup of baking soda down your drains, then the same amount of vinegar and then follow it with some boiling water and you’ll find most drains clear in a matter of hours without doing any damage to your pipes.
Get yourself a mechanical snake. Purchasing one of these inexpensive plumbing tools can save you a lot of money in the long run and help you sort out those hard to reach blockages. Just thread the snake down your waste pipe and once the blockage is clear, wash hot water through  your pipes to keep them clear of debris and ward of any future plumbing problems.

first image of my own master bathroom via: Muse Interiors 
second and third images via: New England Home Magazine

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  1. pve design wrote:

    Who knew – "ask Zhush" column? Any tips for de-skunking, as our dog had the misfortunate event happen monday evening. I have never smelled such a horrible odor. It lingers.
    At least my drains are clear – but should that befall our drains, then I know what to do or who to call.

    Published on 4.12.13 · Reply
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  4. Nancy wrote:

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  6. Never heard of the "salt" tip. I will keep it in mind.

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    Published on 4.17.13 · Reply