Dealing with a clog in your bathroom or kitchen? Fortunately, most clogs can easily be resolved on your own. Use the information below to attempt to troubleshoot.
Household plungers work well to resolve most toilet clogs. Simply press your plunger over the toilet drain and create a seal for suction. Move the plunger up and down to force anything stuck in the pipe through the system.
If your sink, shower, or bathtub clogs, first try to use a plunger to clear the pipe. If this is unsuccessful, you may want to purchase a drain cleaning tool. Many hardware stores sell these inexpensive plastic cleaners, which are used to fish large clogs out of the pipes.
If you use drain cleaning chemicals, be sure to purchase noncaustic products that are safe for home plumbing systems.