Five Techniques to Try and Unclog a Faucet in Your Home

One of the more common issues that so many homeowners are going to run into is the situation of having a faucet and drain that is all clogged up.  It is never a good sign when you go to wash your hands or your face only to find that all of the water that you have just used is still just sitting in the bowl of the sink, refusing to drain or just draining at an incredibly slow rate.

 

When you are in need of faucet repair Jacksonville FL the best plan of action to always take is to reach out to a professional.  We at North Florida Plumbing have years of experience in dealing with drain clogs and can help you in so many ways to ensure that you get your pipes freed up and your drain working as it was prior to the clog taking place.  There are some techniques that you can try on your own though to unclog a drain on your home and avoid faucet repair Jacksonville FL costs.

 

Use a Wire Hanger

You probably have a wire hanger in your home in one of your closets, why not use it to try and unclog your drain?  What you can do here is to take just a regular old wire coat hanger and bend it so that it is all straightened out.  At one end of the wire hanger, bend it so that you have a small hook as well.  It is then time to basically start to go fishing for the clog.  Once you drop the wire hanger in, see what you can grab and pull out to unclog the drain.

 

Baking Soda with Vinegar

The baking soda and vinegar combination has helped so many people with faucet repair Jacksonville FL needs related to clogging.  What you do is take one-third of a cup of baking soda with one-third of a cup of vinegar.  Combine them in a measuring cup and watch them start to fizz when together.  Then immediately pour them down the drain.  All of that fizzing is going to work through the clog.  Allow it to sit overnight and try and flush with hot water to clear the drain.

 

Use Boiling Water

Believe it or not boiling water alone can at times unclog a drain and avoid professional faucet repair Jacksonville FL needs.  Put a kettle on the stove and begin to start to make boiled water.  Then once it is boiling slowly pour the boiling water down the drain.  Do this several times, but allow a good fifteen minutes or so between kettles that you use.

 

Drain Snake

Drain snakes are also sold and can be very beneficial in the way that they can unclog drains.  What this is includes a long flexible metal rope essentially.  At the end of a spiral that is intended to grab at whatever is causing the clog.  Using the snake similar to the coat hanger, you can get deeper into pipes where the coat hanger cannot reach the clog.

 

Dish Detergent

Dish detergent is another great thing that you can try when combined with boiling water.  Start with about one-fourth of a cup of dish detergent and pour it in the sink.  Get some boiling water and pour that down now as well.  Once that is all in there, a small plunger can be used to try and unclog the drain.

 

Faucet repair Jacksonville FL needs are everywhere as we all have a clogged drain at some point or another.  The important thing is knowing how to take care of the problem effectively and efficiently, and also knowing when it is time to call in a professional.  You can try some of the tactics above, but be sure not to do anything you are not comfortable with.  We at North Florida Plumbing are always just a phone call away to help with your plumbing needs.