The plumbing in your home is something that you just don’t tend to think about. As long as the toilets flush and the sinks drain there is seemingly nothing to worry about. Most of the plumbing in a home works the way it should until the dreaded clogged sink or overflowing toilet presents itself. Some plumbing troubles are okay to try and take care of yourself like when you have a sink that just won’t drain. If however, the problem persists, it is best to call a professional plumber.
Clogged Sink & Shower Drains
The biggest item that tends to clog up drains in sinks and showers is hair. The hair will wind around other hair and cause a blockage. This blockage will then slowly start to build up with shampoo, conditioner and soap that turns into scum and will stop the drain from draining. When you start to notice the drain slowing down you need to take action!
Absolute Plumbing has some tips and tricks that you can try at home to clear a drain.
Hanger: One way that you can look into unclogging a drain is use a wire hanger. Keep a hanger from the dry cleaner just in case you need to snake out your own drain. This will work if you have a clog that is stuck in the top of the drain and has not yet moved too far down the pipe. You want to take the hanger and push it carefully down the drain hole to try and fish out whatever debris and hair is there.
Baking Soda and Vinegar: We all have done a home science experiment and added some vinegar to a spoonful of baking soda. When they are added together they will start to fizz and expand. When you try this on a slow drain you take 1/3 cup of vinegar and 1/3 cup baking soda and send it down the drain. This will take a lot of the gunk that has built up and break it away from the edge of the pipe, thereby opening the pipe for water to go down. After about ten minutes you should run hot water for a few minutes to clear out the mixture and the gunk.
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If you have tried these home remedies and the drain is still slow it may require a professional plumber like Absolute Plumbing. The clog could be deeper in the pipes and could possibly need to be snaked out. A professional can use a snake and other chemicals to remove the hardest clogs. Contact Absolute Plumbing today for expert drain cleaning and plumbing services.