It’s early morning, you’re standing by the sink getting ready for the day ahead, and then you notice: the water isn’t draining. We’ve all had that moment; the one where we come to the dreaded realization that the drain is clogged. Is the world going to come to an end? No, it won’t. However, drains aren’t meant to be clogged and when they are, it is a nuisance that can lead to more serious problems down the road. Here at Air Group, we want to help you understand what may have caused your drain to clog and how it can be taken care of!
The most common cause for a clogged sink is simply that grease, hair, and other substances accumulate on the inside walls of drain pipes over time. Avoid dumping coffee grinds and grease down your sink. Additionally, make sure to follow tips such as running hot water through the drain and every so often, washing the inside of your drains with baking soda and vinegar.
Are you flushing feminine hygiene products, diapers, diaper wipes, cotton swabs, and/or dental floss down your toilet? If so, there is a great chance this is why your drain is clogging. Avoid flushing items that do not break apart or dissolve. The item may flush down in that moment, but it will get stuck in the drain pipes and become a detriment to the flow of water sooner rather than later.
Similar to sinks, shower drains collect hair, oil, and soap residue that harden in the drain and lead to clogs. Make sure to check your bathtub stoppers for the aforementioned buildup and for general wear-and-tear.
How Can Air Group Help?
If you have followed all the tips outlined above and are still have problems with your drains, or if you simply want to inquire about our plumbing services, contact us at 1-800-545-1020 or visit our website here to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed plumbers.