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Nov 27, 2023

You're ready to tackle the day, but your sink has other plans. A clogged sink can quickly become a major hurdle in your daily routine. Why does this happen? More importantly, how can you fix it and prevent future occurrences? At Express Plumbing & Rooter, we provide a wide selection of quality services for local clients including clogged drain cleaning. Continue reading to learn more about the common culprits behind clogged sinks and what kind of solutions can keep your plumbing in top shape. 

Hair Blockages

Hair is the silent sink clogger. Each day, strands of hair find their way down the drain, eventually forming a stubborn blockage. Interestingly, long hair contributes more significantly to blockages due to its ability to entangle with other debris. These tangles can be particularly challenging because they trap other debris, creating a bigger clog. To prevent this, consider using a drain guard and regularly cleaning out accumulated hair. If you're already facing a hairy situation, a mixture of vinegar and baking soda, followed by hot water, can work wonders.

P-Trap Trouble

Your P-trap, the curved pipe under your sink, is designed to trap debris and prevent sewer gasses from entering your home. However, it can become a catchment area for gunk and grime. In addition to regular cleaning, it's important to check the P-trap for leaks or damage, as these issues can exacerbate clogging problems. Additionally, avoid pouring oil or grease down the drain, as they can solidify and contribute to blockages in the P-trap. If your sink is draining slowly or not at all, a clogged P-trap might be the culprit. You can usually clean it yourself by placing a bucket underneath, unscrewing the trap, and removing the buildup. Be sure to reattach it securely to avoid leaks. If you’re uncomfortable with this kind of project, professional plumbers can have your P-Trap back to normal in no time. 

Soap Scum Issues

Soap scum is a stealthy sink clogger. Over time, soap residue combines with minerals in water, leading to a hard, chalky buildup. This buildup not only clogs your sink but can also damage your pipes. This problem is worsened in areas with hard water, as the higher mineral content increases the likelihood of scum formation. To reduce this, consider installing a water softener to reduce mineral buildup. Regular cleaning with a mild abrasive cleaner can help prevent soap scum accumulation as well. For existing buildup, a plumbing snake or a specialized cleaner might be necessary.

Hidden Pipe Damage

Sometimes, the issue lies deeper than the drain. Damaged pipes, whether from corrosion, shifting soil, or tree root intrusion, can cause persistent clogging issues. Inspections can help identify these problems before they become severe. For example, camera inspections can provide a clear view of the pipe's condition, identifying any potential damage. A reliable local plumber will have the tools and expertise to diagnose and resolve such issues, ensuring your plumbing system functions efficiently.

Do You Need Professional Clogged Drain Cleaning Services? 

Whether it's hair, a clogged P-trap, soap scum, or damaged pipes, there are solutions available. If you’re experiencing a clogged sink, don't let it disrupt your day. Call Express Plumbing & Rooter today. Our skilled plumbers are equipped to tackle any challenge, ensuring your plumbing system is in pristine condition. Contact our office for more details or to schedule an appointment with an experienced plumber in your community. 

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Let me tell you folks what I went through last night after I came home from a party I walked in my bathroom and saw the bathtub and toilet overflowing with black water so I immediately went online and found a company this company was express plumbing and router the girl on the phone was really really friendly and nice she assured me that my problem will be solved and I should have no worries the technician will be arriving in 60 to 90 minutes she told me well that was true because he was here in 45 minutes  The technician came and unclog the drain for only amazing $55 when he came in to my house he was wearing booties so he said would not dirty my carpet that's a plus because I have white carpets in my house I would really recommend this company to my family and friends and whoever has a plumbing problem thank you express plumbing and rooter.

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