How Do We Clean Our Drains?

Do you ever get stuck in your sink or toilet and wonder “How do we clean our drains?” It’s a common question that some of us wonder about. The average toilet or sink drain is probably not that large. Most homes have a minimum size drain hole, usually 16 inches wide, which will attach to the floor with an assortment of fittings that allow you to connect various pieces of equipment for cleaning or draining your drains. The most common piece of equipment is a plunger but in some cases professional Drainage Cleaning like that from Wilkinson Environmental is needed.

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You have two main options for flushing your drainage: forced air or chemicals. While both can clear your drains it is generally best to avoid either if you are unsure whether the clog is being caused by one of these. If your blog is caused by a tree root, it can often be cleared by simply cutting it out. However, if it is a solid object blocking your drain it will usually require a professional service. These professionals have the equipment that is needed to clear even the most stubborn clogs from our pipes.

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In most cases a simple drain cleaning session using the plunger might suffice. However, if your problem is more serious or has become more advanced you may need to try other drain cleaning products such as a commercial drain cleaner, or the even the more popular Erythromycin or Benzalkonium Peroxide cleaning agent. These can help to loosen clogs, or even prevent them from forming in the first place. They work because they attack the roots of the clog inside the pipe. Once the roots are destroyed they can’t form again.