If you are a home owner, one of the problems that you will inevitably have to deal with are the annoying issue with clogged pipes. Clogged pipes are an unpleasant experience because they cause your home to smell bad and they can sometimes be very difficult to get rid of. However, there are a few small tips that might help you to get the issue sorted with household items if it is not a very serious issue but if these methods do not work, your next option will be calling in the professionals.
The vinegar and baking soda method
If you are experiencing blocked drains Chapel Hill, the first thing you should try is the vinegar and baking soda method which almost always works when it is not a very serious issue. This is the most common solution to problems with your sink and drains. You will need to have a cup of vinegar, a cup of baking soda and a lot of hot water. First, you will want to pour a bucket of hot water down your drain to help to loosen up the bio matter inside. After that, you will need to pour down the cup of baking soda and then, the cup of vinegar. You will then see the two chemicals reacting to form bubbles and you will see bubbles coming up from your sinkhole as well which is completely normal as this is a sign that your reaction is working. You will need to leave the chemicals to work for a while, maybe five minutes. During this time, while the chemicals are reacting, they will be loosening up all of the biological matter in your pipes in the same way these two ingredients work in a cake to make it rise.
After five to ten minutes have passed, you will want to pour down a big bucket of hot water down the drain to push the loosened up matter down. In most cases, your drains should not be unclogged and water should be going down perfectly but if you see that the problem still persists, you will have to call in a plumber Chapel Hill who will have to cut up your pipes to locate the exact location of the blockage. Clogged drains can be a lot more dangerous than you might think because in addition to them being a nuisance and causing bad odor, they can actually burst and cause a leak inside your walls which can be very dangerous and if this leak and the wetness caused by it get near the electrical lines, it can be fatal.