Don’t Let A Clogged Sink Stay Clogged
Some people tend to leave a clog to sit for a while, and they figure that they’ll just run less water into the sink, so the clog won’t be so bothersome. It’s possible for clogs to get worse over time, especially when more and more junk is going down the sink. Bathrooms will allow toothpaste, soap scum, hair, and even cotton products to go down the drain, and this inevitably can clog up the sink.
Leaving the clog for long periods of time can make it harden, especially if oil and grease are going down the drain. The same goes for the kitchen sink, and the clog can become bad enough to where even a little bit of water going in the sink can cause it to back up, which then becomes a big problem.
Plumber Suggestions On How To Unclog A Sink
If you were to go to a West Columbia plumber and ask what they would do to unclog your sink, there are a few things that they are likely to try. A good way to determine what’s clogging up a bathroom sink is by disassembling some parts to check underneath the plunger in the pop-up assembly. Once this assembly is checked and there is no clog, then they can go even further to check for a different source of the clog.
If the pop-up assembly is dirty or clogged, then the plumber will clean it and reassemble it. The P-trap is likely the next step, and it’s a U-shaped pipe that sits underneath the sink, and it typically will hold any type of clogs, which may be evident if the water doesn’t run very long but quickly clogs up the sink. If the P- trap isn’t holding any hair, grease, cotton products, or other things that tend to clog the sink, then the clog may have gone further down the drain, which means other actions are necessary. Even if a kitchen sink is being disassembled, the P-trap will also be checked, and if it’s clean, then the clogged may be elsewhere.
Don’t Hesitate To Call A Plumber
A West Columbia plumber can always determine where a clog is, and it may be necessary to flush the drains, which is something that should be done at least once a year. Having the drains flushed and cleaned can help to prevent clogs as well as cleaning out current clogs.
Need assistance with your clogged West Columbia, SC sink? Give Plumbing Solutions a call today at (803) 513-5749 and we would love to help.