Clogs are awful in themselves, but bathroom sink clogs are especially gross. They are equally common too. If you are not careful with your bathroom sinks, you can be forced to deal with slow drainage,...
Clogs are awful in themselves, but bathroom sink clogs are especially gross. They are equally common too. If you are not careful with your bathroom sinks, you can be forced to deal with slow drainage, water or sewage backups, and damaged pipes. There are ways to prevent these clogs though, and that is the topic of this article brought to you by Metro Septic Pumping. Clogs are especially harmful for septic systems if you have one. The folks at Metro Septic Pumping have your back when you need septic related repairs. With that said, here are some ways to prevent bathroom sink clogs.
Install A Drain Filter
Add a drain filter to your drain sinks to catch debris that can end up clogging the drain line. Many bathroom sinks come with filters pre-installed but there are also add-ons that you can purchase at a local hardware store. Remember to regularly clean the filter though!
Brush Your Hair Carefully
One of the common causes of clogs in a bathroom sink is hair. Luckily, preventing this is easy. Brush your hair carefully. Step back from the sink if you are brushing in front of the mirror so that the strands do not fall in. You should also avoid brushing your hair in the shower. In fact, brush your hair before you step in the shower to reduce the number of strands that fall.
Pick Up Hair
Continuing from the previous tip, you should not let hair strands go into the drains. So, clean out any hair strands that fall into the sink while you brush your hair and pick up hair that falls onto the shower floor. It can be gross, but you can quickly wash your hands at the sink anyway.
Did you know that bar soap contains fats that can clog your drain line? Switching to liquid soap can save you from the headache of soap chunks blocking your drains. Similarly, toothpaste is thick and can harden quickly. Be modest with the amount of toothpaste you put on your brush. You do not need big globs of toothpaste. Other hygiene products that can be risky for your drains include hair gel, lotion, and facial creams.
No matter how careful you are, there are going to be things that make it into the drain line and build up. You have got to prevent this buildup. How? With regular rinsing and routine drain cleaning, you can have your drains clean as a whistle. Weekly rinses with hot water and a flush with vinegar and baking soda once ever few months will do wonders.
Schedule Drain Cleaning
Sometimes the blockage is deeper that the bathroom sink. In these cases, drain snakes and plungers are not always going to be enough. If you want to get to the root of those deep clogs, then schedule a drain cleaning. You can also call Metro Septic Pumping if you have a septic system installed. We can check for any clogs in the septic system.