When you have a bathroom or kitchen drain that just won’t empty, you may be wondering what DIY options you can use that do not involve harmful chemicals. Our team of plumbers at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas recommends green drain cleaning options as an environmentally friendly and inexpensive way to clean out your kitchen or bathroom drains. Consider these drain cleaning tips from our plumbing professionals.
Basic Green Cleaners
These are the same cleaning products that your grandma probably used in her kitchen and bathroom. These items should still be kept away from your children and pets, but they are less toxic than other types of chemical drain cleaners. Begin by pouring 1/2 to 1 cup of baking soda down the drain. Then pour an equal amount of vinegar or lemon juice down the drain. The two will react and form bubbles that help to clear out the clog. Allow this mixture to sit in the drain for up to 10 minutes, then flush the drain with hot water for 5 to 10 minutes to flush the debris away. You can also use a drain snake or auger to help push out the clog.
Commercial Green Cleaning Products
You can also purchase green drain cleaners at your favorite supermarket or hardware store. Various manufacturers produce green products which are easy to use because you do not have to measure or mix anything.
If your efforts to clean out your clogged drain are unsuccessful, our team at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Dallas is ready to assist you. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Dallas, our team of professional plumbers will get your kitchen and bathroom drains back in good working order. No plumbing problem is too small or too big for our Dallas and Flower Mound plumbers. With on-time, reliable and trustworthy plumbing services, we are your drain cleaning service in Flower Mound. When you have a clogged or backed up drain in your home or business, do not hesitate to call us at (972) 895-7775 for immediate assistance.