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Drain Tools :: Ten Must Have Tools for Cleaning and Repairing Drains

  1. Plunger - Perhaps the most obvious but effective tool may be the plunger that you already have. With a consistent and forceful plunging rhythm you should be able to get even stubborn clogs to push through.
  2. Basin and Pipe Wrenches
  3. Pipe Cutters
  4. Hacksaw
  5. Pliers - This can be especially important for reaching in and removing clogged pieces
  6. Metal Files
  7. Tubing Cutters
  8. Hot Water - Sometimes some boiling hot water is all that is needed to break up clogged particles and push the sediment through the pipes.
  9. Vinegar and Baking Soda Mixture - When hot water is not effective enough the chemical reaction from a vinegar and baking soda mixture can often dissolve a clogged area.
  10. Drain Snake - If you want to resolve your clog like the professionals do without the hassle of calling a professional - then pick up a drain snake or auger at your local home improvement store.


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