Tips on Fixing the Drains at a Flooded Golf Course
You are taking a shower and you notice that the water is draining much slower than normal causing a layering of water on the bottom of the area. You may also notice an unusual and unpleasant smell coming from the drain. These are the biggest warning signs that you may need to unclog your drain. It is important to pick up on the signs before your drain is unusable. Fortunately for you, this is an easy fix that you do not have to call a professional for if you catch it early enough, as well as an inexpensive fix.
Here are some things that 4RooterGuy.com suggests for clearing a drain
You can pour some boiling water with some salt down the drain. This can help break up the clog then you can try a plunger to help coax the clog out. This can be the simplest way to unclog the drain.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
If you mix 1/3 cup of baking soda with 1/3 cup of vinegar in a cup, you will notice it cause a chemical reaction of fizz almost instantly. Pour this immediately down the drain and allow it to sit for a minimum of an hour but preferably overnight. You can also pour the baking soda down the drain first, then adding the vinegar to allow it to fizz up in the drain on its own. After you have let it sit, pour hot water down the drain. This will help break up any grime, hair and other gunk that has blocked up the drain.
Bent Wire Hanger
You need to be careful when using this method as you run the risk of pushing the clog further down and causing more problems if done incorrectly. Straighten out the wire coat hanger as straight as possible, and then bend on side to make a small hook. Carefully start fishing out hair and other stuff that has clogged the drain out.
Using Chemical Products
At your local hardware store, you can find products that are caustic and made to clear out drains using a special blend of chemicals. This can be dangerous to use, so be sure to wear gloves and prevent contact with your skin or eyes. Be sure to follow the instructions on these items to avoid injury. Usually the chemicals will sit for 20-30 minutes, and then you will pour boiling water down the drain. You may need to repeat this if it doesn’t work the first time.
This is one of the most useful and most common plumber tools you can have around. This works similar to the bent wire hanger, but you should watch some videos or read instructions on how to properly use this item. If done incorrectly, you may end up pushing the clog further down and creating more problems.
If none of these remedies work, you may need to call a plumber to help you with your problem. Sometimes clogs get into hard to get out spots which may require you to remove the drain pipe to remove the clog by hand. If you are not adept in such things, a plumber should be your first call before you do more harm than good.