Clogged Drain – Troubleshooting

To fix a clogged drain, you can try the following steps:

  1. Use a plunger to forcefully push down and pull up on the clog. Make sure to create a tight seal around the opening of the drain before plunging.
  2. If the plunger doesn’t work, try using a drain snake, also known as an auger. This tool has a long, flexible cable with a small auger on the end that can be inserted into the drain to break up and remove the clog.
  3. You can also try using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to dissolve the clog. First, pour 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup vinegar down the drain, then follow with a pot of boiling water.
  4. If none of these methods work, the clog may be located further down the drain pipe and you may need to call a plumber.