hot water down the drain will sometimes work for blockages caused by grease. Adding
salt to the mix can help break up the mess. If you’re lucky, the grease dissolves
and your drain clears. Plungers that can be bought at the local hardware store are
often effective at clearing blocked sinks and toilets. If you know what to look
for, small over-the-counter augers and plumbing snakes can also work. If things
fail to get moving, it's time to call
in the professionals.