09 Jan Bathroom Sink Blockages & How To Avoid Them
In front of the bathroom sink is where most of us will start and end our day. The bathroom sink is a multi-function sink. Anything from brushing our teeth, shaving, washing off our faces/hands, to pouring down old medicines and makeup. This sink will see a lot of activity throughout the day. The common drain issue with this sink is that the drain line pipe size is only 1 ¼” and the items that get washed down it build up very easy. For example, in the morning you will brush your teeth and let’s say you shave with shaving cream both these products become foamy and stick to the interior walls of the pipes and create a buildup on the pipes. Then the Missies comes in and does the same and adds washing off her makeup items which is high is oil base, which means more build up. This keeps occurring day after day till the sink slows down and then it will eventually completely stop draining. If this occurs luckily many times the blockage is in the p-trap under the sink where you as a home owner can take apart the pipes and clean out this drain. However, if that does not resolve the problem then the best thing would be to call in a local plumber and have them cable the drain to remove any build up in the pipes. This should take care of this drain clog and have you back to a fully functional sink in no time. If you have any questions about your bathroom sink call Rhino Rooter and speak to a plumbing professional today.