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Does Bleach Unblock Drains?

Everyone knows bleach has a multitude of uses.

Bleach can disinfect sinks and drains, but can it unblock one? And should you even use it?

Does Bleach Unblock Drains?

Clean Your Drains

Bleach may clean your drains of small debris.

You can try unblocking your drain using 1 part bleach with 1 part water. Simply pour it down the drain and let it sit for about 30 minutes.

If your drain is still blocked - it may because of a larger issue such as tree roots or objects (hair, paper, toys) in the drain or simply a really stubborn blockage. And no matter how much bleach you use - you simply won't move it.

Is It Safe To Pour Bleach Down A Drain?

This is a question that is often asked. Bleach and cleaning fluids can create toxic gasses when mixed together.

Bleach already by itself is quite a pungent liquid and can cause breathing issues.

If you pour bleach and other cleaning agents down your sink drains, they mix and you can get a unpleasant gas that will contaminate your home.

It is also important to remember that you should never mix bleach and vinegar or other common liquids such as toilet cleaner, ammonia, rubbing alcohol and acetone.

How To Clear Your Drain

If you can't clear the blockage yourself, get the help of a professional plumber who has the right tools and expertise to quickly clear the drain for you.

Don't waste time, money and effort trying to unblock a drain when ultimately a large blockage will negate any effort to clear it without the proper tools and know-how.

So in summary - leave the cleaning to the bleach and the unclogging to the drain professionals.

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