Safe and Non-Toxic Drain Cleaning Methods

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Most drain cleaners on the market contain harmful toxins and chemicals, which not only can damage your pipes but also pose health hazards to your household. Fortunately, there are safe and eco-friendly ways to perform drain cleaning in Phoenix, AZ. Zippity Split Plumbing shares some of the better alternatives that prove to be effective.

Boiling Water and Dish Soap

If fat, oil, and grease (FOG) have caused a clogged drain in your kitchen sink, using boiling water and dish soap are quick and safe methods to unclog the drain in minutes. The heat from the water will break down these solidified substances in your pipes, restoring water flow. To prevent costly problems down the road, be sure to dispose of FOG in the garbage bin next time.

Drain Snaking

Drain snaking is an effective and safe way to remove minor clogs that have made it deep in your lines. This method is best done by a professional from Zippity Split Plumbing. During the process, we insert an auger into the drain and rotate the handle on the snake to operate it until we successfully remove the clog.


If you have cast iron pipes in your home, you may notice an accumulation of rust and sediment in your pipes over time, impeding water flow. In this case, you need a plumber in Phoenix, AZ, to perform pipe descaling. This technique involves using a machine with a rotating cable that scours the corroded inner walls of the pipe, restoring the diameter of the pipe to its original size.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Baking soda and vinegar are common household ingredients that are effective for routine maintenance and deliver quick results. The acidity in the vinegar loosens gunk and grime that is clogging the drain without causing damage to the pipes. If this doesn’t work, it’s important to reach out to a drain cleaning company for assistance.

Lemon Juice and Baking Soda

Mix one cup of lemon juice and one cup of baking soda to break down dirt and grime that has accumulated in your drain. Not only is this mixture pleasant to smell, but it’ll keep gnats away after you pour it into the sink or tub.

Look no further than Zippity Split Plumbing for prompt and cost-effective drain cleaning services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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