How Do You Unblock Sinks & Toilets?
Hiring a plumber to come to your home and unclog a sink or toilet can run you as much as $300 or more, depending on the severity of the problem. Before you resort to this costly call, you may want to try to unclog the problem yourself–it could just be a ball of hair or food accumulation near the opening. There are a variety of products on the market that you can use to unblock sinks and toilets. Use a pipe snaking tool to try to clear out the clog. This is an inexpensive tool that you can get at your local hardware store. It is a long wire with a brush-like end that is designed to grab onto material deep down in the pipe and pull it out. Stick the snaking tool down as far as possible into the sink or toilet drain, twist it around either clockwise or counterclockwise (one direction) and then pull it back out. Pour a liquid plumbing product down the drain to break up the blockage in the pipes. This product contains harsh chemicals that eat away at dirt, hairs and other matter that could