Calling the pros for every plumbing issue in your home is time-consuming and costly. Now, don’t get us wrong: CPI Plumbing & Heating loves helping our Mount Vernon plumbing customers with problems big and small! But if you’re feeling empowered to DIY your simple plumbing issues, we’re here to help you do that, too. We can’t stress this enough: Commercial drain cleaners are bad news for your plumbing. They’re too strong and corrode your pipes over time. A DIY cleaner is safer, cheaper, and just as easy. For major clogs, try pouring boiling water down the affected drain, followed by ½ cup baking soda. Let that sit for 5 minutes. Then, pour in a cup of vinegar and wait another 5 minutes. Flush with warm water. Want more Mount Vernon plumbing tips? We love helping you with your plumbing problems, big and small. Give us a call today for more plumbing tips and tricks!