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Drain Cleaning Washington DC

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Capitol Supermarket
(202) 289-1336
1231 11Th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Safeway
(202) 719-2435
490 L St. N.W
Washington, DC
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Safeway
(202) 547-4333
415 14Th St. Se
Washington, DC
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
202-547-2201
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Harris Teeter
(202) 543-1040
1350 Potomac Ave Se
Washington, DC
Store Hours
7am-11pm
Pharmacy #
(202) 544-1613
Pharmacy Hours
9am-9pm Mon-Fri

Best Dc Supermarket
(202) 265-9110
1507 U St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Giant
(202) 234-0215
1414 Eighth St. N.W. O St. Market
Washington, DC
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Wed:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Thu:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Fri:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sat:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Casa Blanca Food Rite
(202) 832-4800
2060 W Virginia Ave Ne
Washington, DC
 
Whole Foods Market
(202) 332-4300
1440 P Street Nw
Washington, DC
 
Rite-Aide
(202) 675-2555
801 H Street NE
Washington, DC
Services
Food Mart, Digital Prints, Print to Print, One Hour Photo Online, Photo Gifts, Photo Books
Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 10:00
Friday:08:00 - 10:00
Saturday:08:00 - 10:00
Sunday:08:00 - 10:00
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Thu:09:00 - 09:00
Friday:09:00 - 09:00
Saturday:09:00 - 06:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00

United Wholesalers
(202) 546-7022
4Th & Florida Ne
Washington, DC
 

Clearing Clogged Drains


As the pool of water collects around the drain, you get a sinking feeling in your stomach. You dread another costly visit from the plumber. However, clogged drains, while inconvenient and messy, are usually easy enough to correct on your own. This how-to explains a number of simple ways to unclog drains and how to avoid clogged drains in the future.

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Are chemical drain cleaners safe and effective? When drains clog, your first impulse may be to rush to the store and buy a chemical drain cleaner. For some blockages these cleaners will work; however, other mechanical procedures will usually clear the clog more completely and safely.

If you decide to use a chemical drain opener, make sure to read and follow the directions on the bottle. These cleaners contain harsh chemicals, so wear goggles and rubber gloves to protect your eyes and skin. Also make sure that drain cleaner is safe for your septic system by reading the warnings on the back. Some cleaners contain chemicals that can disrupt the bacterial action of your septic system. After following the directions on the bottle, remember to run plenty of water to flush the chemicals out of your pipes.

Where is the clog?

When faced with a clogged drain, the first thing you need do is to figure out is where the clog is. If only one sink, shower, bath, or toilet in the house is backing up, relax. Your task should be fairly simple since the clog is probably confined to the trap of that fixture. If more than one fixture is clogging up, the blockage will usually be in the main drain line. Unclogging the main drain is a little more difficult but not impossible.

Unclogging a drain

One home remedy

One simple method for clearing small clogs is to use a tried-and-true combination of baking soda and vinegar. Empty one-half cup baking soda down the drain, followed by one-half cup white vinegar. Cover the drain and let mixture stand for a few minutes. Then pour a pot of boiling water down the drain. The baking soda and vinegar dissolve fatty acids, allowing the clog to wash down the drain.

Cleaning strainers or stoppers

Many clogs collect around the strainer or stopper in the sink or bathtub, so to unclog the drain, all you may need to do is remove the strainer and clean it.

  • If there is a strainer over the clogged drain, you should remove any screws holding the strainer in place and then pry the strainer up with the tip...

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