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Safe Drain Cleaning Methods for Your Home

A plumber using an orange wrench to dislodge a pipe from a sink in Springfield, MO that has a clog that needs to be removed.

Whether you’re at home or work, drain clogs are never a welcome sight. In fact, they can cause serious headaches for anyone needing access to the bathroom, kitchen, or laundry space. In these situations, many people turn to chemical, store-bought drain cleaners to solve their problems, however, what you’re not told is how ineffective and even damaging these cleaners can be. Harsh chemicals can erode pipes and even contaminate the water supply. With this in mind, check out our list of safe and effective drain cleaning methods you can use to get your system running again. Not wanting to fix these issues on your own? Call our plumbers at Air Services in Springfield, MO.


The easiest way to unclog your drains is to reach for the plunger. Whether it’s the bathroom drain or kitchen sink, a plunger can be useful in removing minor and immediate clogs. A plunger forces more pressure into the drain, which either dislodges the clog or forces water upwards to keep your plumbing system clear and back to normal. If your clog is not serious enough to need our Air Services plumbers, we recommend having a quality plunger on hand to get the job done when accidental clogs strike.

Drain Auger

If the plunger doesn’t work, the drain auger is your next step. This tool also called a drain snake, is long and used to probe down into the pipes to clear blockages. Augers are sold in small sizes and large-commercial sizes depending on the severity of your issue. Unfortunately, a household drain auger may not be sufficient for larger clogs that are deeper in the system. For that scenario, you may need commercial help from our plumbers at Air Services in Springfield, MO.

A plumber using a drain auger or drain snake to remove a deep and large clog from a bathroom shower drain in Springfield, MO.

Natural Drain Cleaners

Natural drain cleaners can be highly effective, depending on the clog and its location. Usually, a mixture of dish soap and hot water or baking soda and vinegar is strong enough to naturally clean your drainage system without causing harm. Natural drain cleaners not only protect the inside of your drainpipes, but they prevent erosion in your city’s sewer system that could lead to cracked pipes and flooding. If your home does not have the natural ingredients to clean your drains, contact Air Services in Springfield, MO for reliable drain cleaning services with our professional equipment.

Water Pressure

Another great method for minor clogs is simple water pressure. For kitchen sinks, you can use the hose sprayer turned to the hottest setting to shoot water down the drain and break up bacteria and food debris. Many times, this will clean out any partial blockages that may be causing slow drains and have your plumbing systems working like new again. If you tried high water pressure and it doesn’t seem to help, your clog may be more serious than you think and require professional services from our plumbers at Air Services in Springfield, MO.A shower head in a residential home in Springfield, MO that is experiencing low water pressure due to a drain clog in the plumbing system.

Contact our Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Specialists

The safest and more efficient way to clean and protect your drains is to request a professional drain cleaning service from our plumbers at Air Services. Whether it’s a minor or major issue, a licensed plumber will have the tools and experience to find the clog, fix it fast, and have your system back up and running in no time! Give us a call today at (417) 309-2971 to schedule a drain cleaning or unclogging service for your Springfield, MO property.

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