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Unblocking a clogged drain

A few simple steps to try if you have a clogged drain

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The first step in taking care of a clogged drain is trying the age old method of using the plunger.  Fill the sink partially with water, just less than a quarter of the way full. If you have a double sink, you will want to block the other drain with a cloth or towel. Plunge over the drain, up and down rapidly, until the water in the sink begins to drain. If it does, it was just a small obstruction and you should be ready to go.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Empty the water from the sink. Add a cup of baking soda down the drain and pack it down.

Next, pour a cup of vinegar down the sink and put the stopper in immediately to force it down.

The mix will foam downwards into the pipes. Let it work for five minutes and then run warm water down the drain. If it is still clogged, try four cups of boiling water.

After this you can attempt to use something like a cable auger which is a lot more difficult or finally call a professional Plumber. 

Did your Carbon Monoxide Monitor go off?

Carbon monoxide, which is created as a result of incomplete combustion, it is known as the “silent killer” because it’s indiscernible to the five senses and can be a lethal poison.

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  • Shut down your gas appliances
  • Open up your windows to bring in fresh air
  • Leave your house & call the fire department
  • Call a professional HVAC company to come and test all your gas appliances–especially your furnace– to see if they’re venting exhaust correctly

WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE (CO)?

  • Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless poison gas that can be fatal when inhaled.
  • It is sometimes called the “silent killer.”
  • CO inhibits the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen.
  • CO can be produced when burning fuels such as gasoline, propane, natural gas, oil or wood.
  • CO is the product of incomplete combustion. If you have fire, you have CO.
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