Your Guide to Dealing with Slow Draining Sinks
Slow-draining sinks are an issue that most homeowners deal with at one time or another. It’s a common issue, but thankfully it’s also one that’s relatively easy to resolve. It’s particularly easy to handle if you treat your pipes well and stay on top of plumbing maintenance.
So, worry no more about slow-draining sinks or drains. Here is a cheat sheet from local professionals that will help you handle all of your sluggish-drain issues. And the good news is that keeping your drains running smoothly will not only alleviate some of your worries, but it will also help to keep your pipes clean and avoid more serious plumbing issues in the future.
What Causes Slow Draining?
A number of things can cause drains to be slow. In kitchen sinks, the most common cause of the problem is food or liquids that are put down the drain. Foods with grease, oil, or fats are particularly difficult on pipes as they cling to materials that they come into contact with.
This means that not only do these materials start buildup on pipes, but they also trap other debris, which makes the issue worse. In bathroom plumbing, hair is the most common cause of sluggish drains. Other common causes are tree roots in pipes, deteriorating pipes, or accumulated buildup in your home’s piping system.
Tips for Fixing Slow Drains
In some cases, using a plunger can help to clear the drain. An old plumber’s trick to clear a clogged pipe is pouring a bucket of water down the drain as quickly as possible. The force that the sudden surge of water creates often will clear the blockage.
When the blockage is more substantial, a plumber's drain cleaning solution is to use a snake to clear the blockage. Snaking a pipe might seem like a simple process, but it can cause problems to pipes if not done correctly. As a result, this is something that should only be done by professionals that know what they’re doing.
Easy Ways to Prevent Having Slow Drains
The best way to prevent slow drains is to take good care of your pipes. Avoid putting fats, oils, and grease down the kitchen sink. Additionally, only put toilet paper in the toilet. Another good way to take care of your pipes is to regularly clean them by pouring boiling water down the drain. Further, it’s important to regularly have all of your home’s pipes cleaned. This is easy maintenance that will help to keep your pipes and drains in good condition.
If you have questions about sluggish drains or need to have your pipes cleaned, contact a trusted professional. Staying on top of plumbing maintenance helps to avoid the headaches, stress, and expense that come with a plumbing emergency.
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