Who needs a clogged sink drain, especially in the middle of hectic day at home? Nobody.
But that doesn’t you won’t get one sooner or later.
So to help keep your wits about you and your drain lines running smooth and clear, here are the most common causes of kitchen and bathroom sink drain clogs. Knowing what causes them is the first step in learning how to prevent them.
Jammed Garbage Disposal
If your sink is filling up with water, flip on the garbage disposal to try to clear a possible obstruction. If you hear a low, groaning sound, the disposal is stuck, which indicates either a clogged drain or a problem with the disposal itself.
Pouring grease down your drain is a big “no-no.” Even though it’s a liquid when you start pouring, grease eventually it becomes a solid, hardening inside your drains. If you forget and pour it anyway, flush immediately with cold water.
Hair can clog a kitchen or bathroom drain as many people use the kitchen sink to wash their hair. Hair and hair-like material (such as corn silk) can clump and create an obstruction. As more hair goes down the sink, the clump will grow, and that can lead to a clogged drain.
Soap and Toothpaste
Although they are water-soluble, soap and toothpaste can still collect inside the drain to form a clog. The clog grows quickly if you pour water-insoluble substances like nail polish down your drain.
Still, even if you’re the super diligent type, sooner or later you’re likely – if not bound – to encounter a clogged drain problem of your own. If that day is today, or anytime at all, contact
Plumbtastic for prompt, professional performance, and results that are guaranteed to please.