There's nothing that's quite as frustrating as having a drain clog, or worse yet, having water or sewage waste back up into your home. If you're currently dealing with this situation, you have a lot of choices to clear your drains. Unfortunately, many of them aren't eco-friendly. With that in mind, here's what you can do to clear your drains without hurting the environment.
Hiring a Professional
If you have anything but a minor clog in a sink drain, it's best to hire a professional plumber. This is because many eco-friendly drain cleaners that are sold on the market are intended to maintain drains rather than break up tough clogs. You may find that using one of these products is ineffective as a result. This will leave you in a situation where you've wasted time and money without any effects, and you may be more likely to reach for a toxic drain cleaner as a result.
When you call a plumber, they'll have a couple different avenues available to them to clear your drains without using any kind of nasty chemicals. Here's one of them.
Hydro jetting is a type of drain cleaning that uses nothing but water to do it. Your plumber will insert a hose into the top of the drain and will turn on a high-powered machine that will blast the pipe with extremely high water pressure, forcing anything that's in it to go down through the pipe and into the sewer line. This technique can be used with sinks, tubs, and dishwashers, so it's a good method of clearing stubborn clogs.
Another good method that's completely eco-friendly is for your plumber to use a snake. A snake is kind of what it sounds like: it's a large snake-like piece of metal. This tube, or snake, goes down the drain and breaks up clogs that are closer to the drain than the sewer line. This makes it an excellent method for sinks, toilets, and some bathtubs.
Clearing out your drain doesn't have to involve a highly toxic chemical that you buy off of store shelves. By hiring a professional, you're making a commitment to the environment while also ensuring that your clog will be completely destroyed the first time around, saving yourself hassle and headache later on. Take the step to hire a plumber and get the help that you need with your plumbing problem. Talk to a plumber about other drain cleaning solutions.