Choked drain pipes are one of the most prevalent plumbing issues seen anywhere. Drain pipes can become blocked for several reasons, the most common of which is the accumulations of dirt and debris in the pipes. Large pieces of hair and dirt may not enter the pipe and remain stuck over the drain, but smaller particles of dust and hair can enter the pipe and clog it. Other issues associated with clogged drain pipes include drain choke and floor trap choke, which implies the floor traps are also clogged with debris and residue, and the water is not being removed adequately. When it comes to clogged drain pipes, clean floor trap chokes, and clear drain chokes, the question is how to solve them quickly. Not to worry, there are certain home remedies that anyone can use to address any of these problems.
How to clear drain pipe choke or floor trap choke?
Getting the correct plumbing tools is the first step in fixing a choked drain pipe or clearing a floor trap choke. These tools can be easily purchase at hardware stores, or you can make them yourself with a few common household ingredients.
#1: Get the tools
When a drain or floor trap chokes, the first indicator is that water is draining slowly. However, if you come across standing water that is not draining, the first plumbing item you should use is a plunger to try to drain the water. The water can only be drained when the water has been drained. Other home remedy and cleaning ingredients include vinegar, baking soda, and lemon, which can be used to form a homemade solution for clearing pipes.
#2: Make you own drain choke solution
When the water is clear, try to figure out what is causing the drain choke or floor trap choke and get rid of it. If the clog is deep in the pipe, you may need to dig it out with a metal wire. If you can’t see a blockage as far as your vision will allow, you may need to use a drain cleaner to dissolve the clog. The most popular concoction for a drain choke solution appears to be a vinegar, baking soda, and lemon solution made at home. Pour hot water down the trap, then add 3-4 spoons or half a cup of baking soda and leave it for 5 minutes, then add one cup of vinegar and a cup of boiling water and leave it for another 10 minutes.
This approach will not work, however, if there has been accumulated dirt for a long time. You might want to try using a chemical drain cleaner instead.
#3: Purchase a Chemical Drain Cleaner
Another simple solution is to buy chemical drain cleaners and use them on a regular basis to clear the drain choke or floor trap choke. There are many effective cleaners are readily available on the market that can be used to clean drain pipes, clear floor trap choke, and clearing floor traps.
#4: Get a Plumbing Snake
This is a standard tool for most plumbers when dealing with choke. It is built of a flexible wire coil that can easily pass through a drain choke or floor trap choke. Its primary function after navigating the drain/floor trap is to apply pressure to the source of the choke, breaking it down so that drainage can flow again.
#5: Use a Wet/dry vacuum cleaner if you have
A wet/dry vacuum cleaner, also known as a shopvac, functions like a normal vacuum cleaner but can be used for wet and dry functions. It is designed to work in the presence of bodies of water. It can suck out the waste like a regular vacuum cleaner, but in the case of a floor trap choke, this can only be done after the water has been sucked out. Once the water has been removed, a seal would need to be made around the area (i.e. with a towel) in order for the vacuum to be strong enough to suck the clog out.
When none of above tips work, or if you would like to let a plumber to clear the drain choke or floor trap choke for you, contact Plumbing Hub via WhatsApp or call us at +65 8126 2092 to schedule an appointment right away. You can count on us to deliver professional and reliable service with quality workmanship.