Okay, so maybe being in Columbia isn’t any different than being on Mars (wait a minute…gravity…oh yea). I digress. I cam across this image below and it was pretty telling:
So, there’s 4 ways that people try to fix a clogged drain.
1) Use the plunger: That will work for awhile.
2) Try a coat hanger: May also work for awhile, but you can also damage your drain permanently.
3) Baking soda and vinegar: This might loosen up some hardened fat from old food, but it won’t permanently fix a clogged drain.
4) Baking soda and salt: That’s like #3 above, only less effective.
You see, snaking a drain is the only way that you can completely unclog a sink or drain with issues. The only caveat is, if there’s something permanently lodged in there replacement could be the only remedy.
So, this was a neat infographic, but mostly common sense and a dose of wives tales. Plumbers in Columbia MO will tell you that if it were that easy, they wouldn’t get as many calls from frustrated housewives whose husbands had tried one of the above for the ump-teenth time!
There’s a lot of myth out there about how easy it is to be a DIY’er when it comes to your plumbing, drains or even HVAC repair. It’s not as easy as it looks. We’re all for saving you money…we just want to make sure you know the facts before you try it on your own : ) Happy fixin’ everyone!