Dealing With a Slow Draining Sink or Tub
Increasingly homeowners are dealing with backed up sinks and tubs. In fact, this is a more common problem than most people might imagine. When a tub or sink drain is backed up or clogged it can affect an entire household. For example, a backed up kitchen sink can cause havoc when doing something simple like washing dishes. Water can overflow very fast resulting in water damage and other problems. One easy fix in this regard is to check the sink trap or drain line. In other cases it may be necessary to trace the flow of water and debris throughout the entire main pipeline.
Dissolve The Clog
Of course, working with an experienced plumbing technician is always the best option. That said homeowners are easily able to check a drain to make sure it is operating normally. For example, something as simple as pouring very hot water directly into a drain line can free up a clog. Even filling the sink with hot water and allowing it to drain may serve the same purpose. The main goal is always to dissolve the clog and restore the free flow of water through the drain line. As an alternative some homeowners choose to use a drain-cleaning product. Keep in mind that these drain cleaning type products do contain chemicals that can sometimes be harsh or dangerous.
Always read the manufacturer’s instructions when using any type of drain cleaning chemicals. The good news is that when these chemical cleaning products are used properly they can be highly effective in breaking loose a clogged drain. Another alternative is to consider using a plumber’s snake to break loose a clog. This to is a useful tool for correcting a blocked drain. It should also be used with caution after having read the manufacturer’s instructions. Calling a professional plumber should always be in the back of your mind when dealing with clogged drains around your home. Contact Cardinal Plumbing & Leak Detection today to learn more about plumbing services in Houston that get results.