Tips & Tricks to Fix Your Slow Drain Problem

Have you ever wondered, if you could fix your slow drain all by yourself without calling a plumber or pouring chemicals down the drains? The reason behind the slowness is just a little bit of build-up or a big old ball of hair that just never went down. In both cases, you can try fixing your slow drain all by yourself before spending it on a plumber to take care of it.

Try these tips and tricks mentioned below to turn your drain from slow-moving to running smoothly and save yourself money in the process.

1. The Universal Tool

Here, the universal tool is your fingers. The only time to use your fingers is if you can see the problems like hair is stuck inside the drain, causing water and other liquids to drain at a slower rate. The easier way to get the hair out is to pinch your pointer finger and thumb and start pulling.

It's not the best tool, but more than likely it’s your hair you’re pulling out, making it just a little bit less gross overall. It is also one of the best methods to get the hair out of the drain.

2. Zip-It Tool

This is one of the inexpensive tools we can use to get the hair and debris out of your drain without having to do much. This tool has a little hook all along the length of which can attach and grab on to everything that comes in contact with it which is perfect for bathroom sink or shower drain. 

All you have to do is to move the tool slightly up and down, then pull it completely out. After using you can reuse it the next time. 

3. Homemade Drain Cleaner

When it comes to homemade drain cleaners, people use classic vinegar, baking soda, and hot water. This may work sometimes but this will not work every time. Some believe this classic homemade drain cleaner doesn’t do anything at all and have come up with a few other ways.

Hot water and dish soap work great for the kitchen sink as dish soap will help to dissolve grease buildup.

Some people take a twist to the classic homemade drain cleaner by exchanging vinegar with cream of tartar.

4. Plunger

Plunger usually works for the toilets but you can buy a plunger that is also designed for sink drains. 

Make sure that the sinks overflow or other holes in the sink are plugged with a wet rag. Then, pour some water into the sink and thoroughly plunge it. If the water drains out, then it has worked. Afterward, run some hot water until everything washes out.

Each tip and tricks mentioned above are simple and don’t require much work or knowledge of plumbing to make them successful. But if your issue is yet not solved, it's time to call up a professional plumber to help you. Edge provides one of the best Plumbing Services in Dubai. We are just a call away.