Have a Plugged Sink?

Posted on: January 24th, 2014 by zach


Sooner or later, one of your sinks (kitchen, bathroom, laundry) is bound to get clogged. If you are experiencing a slow drain with one sink and you are not having trouble with any other sinks, then the problem is probably related to the plugged sink drain and not the main sewer drainage line in your home.

Sinks and tubs take away a lot of stuff, including dirt, soap, shampoo, hair, dead skin — lots of materials that can build up in the drain and leave you with a plugged sink or tub. While you may grab a drain cleaner or try a plunger when water won’t go down the drain, sometimes a simple cleaning can do the trick. Feed a drain snake (if you don’t have one, try straightening a wire clothes hanger) a few inches past the stopper, twirl it around down in the drain and slowly pull it out. There’s a good chance you will snag a clump of hair. Keep doing this a few times until the water drains quicker or you cannot remove anything else. This would be a good time to use a drain cleaner or a combination of baking soda and vinegar and pour it down the sink, then followed by very hot, but not boiling water. Most clogs in sinks and tubs are due to a combination of hair, soap residue and tepid water.

If you find that water is not draining as fast as you would like after trying the above tips, feel free to give us a call at 604-283-2383 and we can send a plumber to your home.

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