Clogged Toilet

Fist, shut off the water supply by turning the knob (usually located behind the toilet). This will prevent the toilet from overflowing. Now, try to clear the clog with a plunger. You can also try pouring about a quart of very hot water in the toilet. This can help break up the clog. Another option would be to pour ¼ cup of Dawn dish soap into the toilet and let sit for ½ hour or so. This can help lubricate the clog for easier plunging.

 

Slow or Clogged Bathroom Drain

Bathroom drain clogs are often caused by a build up of hair, mildew, and soap scum. “Plastic hair snakes” can be purchased inexpensively at your local hardware store. Slide the “snake” into the drain. This tool will grab onto the hair, allowing you to easily pull it out, clearing the drain.

 

Clogged kitchen Drain

Remove any standing water form sink. Pour boiling water down the drain. It may take several attempts, but usually this will loosen the clog. You could also try pouring ½ cup table salt in the drain and lets sit for a few minutes before pouring in the boiling water. If this doesn’t work, you may need to clean out the sink’s P-trap. The P-trap is the curved pipe located in the cabinet under the sink. Place a bucket under the sink, unfasten the P-trap and empty any debris. Replace P-trap and run water.