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Drain Repair – The Do’s and Don’t of DIY Drain Repair

When it comes to drain repair, most people think it can be resolved without the help of a professional plumber. However, there are do’s and don’t’s, to adhere to, to ensure good repair and your safety.


Wear protection

Always protect your eyes, face, and hands. This is because you are working with tools that could be harmful in an event that it slips from your hand, or you fall. So make sure to invest in a set of protective glasses, gloves and face mask and endeavour to wear them before working on any kind of drain repairs. Better safe than sorry.

Always work in a ventilated space

Working on a simple drain repair might be easy enough. However, you must be careful. Chances are you’ll be working with some chemicals. In a ventilated room, there is a flow of air that will ensure that you don’t get suffocated by the fumes that will be created by the chemicals. This way, you won’t pass out.

Have vinegar and baking soda on hand

Before buying drainage chemicals, you might want to try your hand at vinegar and baking soda. Many drain repairs only need non-chemical ingredients. Here is a way to fix a bathtub clog using these kitchen cupboard ingredients.

  • After you have removed most of the water, pour a cup of baking soda down the drain.
  • Then pour a cup of salt and a cup of vinegar in succession
  • After 10 minutes after the chemical reaction has occurred and there are bubbles, flush with boiling water

This fixes the problem in no time!



Cutting corners

When it comes to drain repairs, there is the right way and the wrong way. Do not try to take the shorter route in fixing a drain. Why? Because the results aren’t long-lasting and could do more damage.

Flushing things down the toilet

There are things flushed down the toilet that shouldn’t. One of them being sanitary pads. Always dispose of such in the trash bin.

These are do’s and don’t’s of drain repair. It gives you peace of mind to know that the drains in the house are working and the issue has been taken off.

We at FPRS Plumbing & Drains are here for all your repair and plumbing issues. Contact us for more information.