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Drain clog repair can be a hassle to maintain and manage in your home, so here are some of the quickest and easiest cleaning techniques that will get the job done so you can get back to your day.

First, let us go over the signs of a potential drain clog in your plumbing. To assess how severe the clog is and where, first take note whether a single fixture is slowed or if the whole building is experiencing a problem (this applies to both residential and corporate plumbing). If the problem is isolated to one fixture, you can get by with some easy fixes. Otherwise, the problem gets a bit trickier to solve and may require a professional plumber to inspect.

Going back to some of the warning signs of a clog, the obvious red flag is a slow drain but there are some more discrete signals such as a bad smell, cracks in fixtures or discolored water. Once you’ve identified the problem, there are a few techniques to try.

The safest and easiest way to tackle a drain clog repair is to call in an expert or use a plumbing snake, but if you want to save money and don’t have the necessary tools, try some DIY fixes instead. Here are a few options to try. One technique is to pour about a quarter cup of baking soda along with one cup of vinegar. After a few minutes of waiting, bring some water to a light boil and use it to rinse out the drain. This breaks down the mineral deposits along the inner lining of the pipe that is causing the plug. Another method is to buy a chemical drain cleaner from your local superstore. Though keep in mind, these chemicals often have harsh ingredients that can thin the walls of the pipe, so be sparing when using them in your home. With these techniques in mind, you can handle any drain clog repair that comes your way without stress!