Calling the plumber is not always convenient. And yes, most people will pay for a plumber’s service call. Many have told me that they put baking soda down their bath or slow drain. I was told it was a temporary fix and that they would try to clean it out while they had the pipe clogged. In other words, they use chemicals to try to kill the bacteria.
It is not necessary to use these methods when attempting to unclog a bath or slow drain. You do not have to pour boiling water down the drain. It does not even need to be hot. What you can do is use a solution of baking soda and vinegar. You can also try using a solution of salt and hot water.
This is one home remedy that the plumber might try. However, if you are dealing with a problem with low water pressure or your drainage system is backed up, this method will not work. If you have low water pressure, you will have to rely on outside help or expensive pumps and plumbing equipment to get rid of the problem. You should never try to unclog drains with vinegar or baking soda by yourself. Even if you are able to clear the clog using this method, you could cause damage to your pipes by bending the drain plug or making a mess of the drainage field.
Another home remedy that the plumber may try is using hot water. I am sure that many of you have seen someone using hot water to unclog a drain. While this method will work, it will take a lot of time and energy. First you will have to locate where the hot spot is. Once you located the hot spot you will have to fill a large kettle with hot water. It is important that you do not let any of the hot water to reach below the brim or you will risk burning your hand.
Some people believe that boiling water will help to unclog drains. But boiling water can be extremely dangerous. You are basically turning potentially harmful chemicals into hot water. In fact, you run the risk of scalding yourself as well.
Many people want to know how to unclog a drain with hot water. Fortunately, the answer is not very complicated. It will just take some know-how and some basic tools. With these tools, you can unclog any drain in your home quickly and safely but you will need a professional to help with storm water drainage. But before attempting this procedure, you should always remember to call a plumber to fix problems with your hot water heater. A plumber is trained to use the right equipment and know-how to fix problems that occur with your hot water heater.