Cleaning Bathroom Sink Drains
Bathroom Sink Drains
What is that smell?… And why won’t the sink drain?… Oh no … yet another blocked bathroom sink drain.
Did you know that your sink is one of the germiest places in your home? When your sink can’t drain properly, all sorts of bacteria and germs can build up in your pipes, causing a big stink in your home. Don’t let that be your bathroom! We offer the best service and advice for bathroom sink drains Albuquerque has ever seen.
Common Issues With Bathroom Sink Drains
The most common signs that you have a problem with your bathroom sink drain are smells and slow drainage. Usually, the blockage is caused by strands of hair, soap scum buildup, or larger bits of debris from using the bathroom sink improperly.
- Lever Drain Stoppers
- Bathtub Vent blockages
When You Should Use Professional Sink Cleaning Services
Before you call in a professional, you can try some DIY methods to clean your blocked bathroom sink drain. Make sure to use gentle methods so that you don’t cause further damage to the drain.
Start by pouring boiling water down the drain. Then, pour half a cup of baking soda straight down into the drain. Add half a cup of vinegar, which will cause a bubbling chemical reaction with the baking soda. This reaction should shake up some of the debris in the drain to get things moving along. Cover the drain for about ten minutes or longer depending on how bad the clog is. After, pour more boiling water down to flush it all out.
If that method doesn’t work, it’s probably time to call in the professionals.
Rooting Bathroom Sink Drains
Rooters, augers, or plumber snakes are powerful tools we use to clear debris caught in your pipes. We will inspect your sink and then select the right size tool to use for your drain. We’ll send the coil down into the pipes where it will grasp onto debris and deposits. Then the motor will pull the coil back out and the debris with it.
It’s pretty rare that bathroom sinks need rooter service, but if you have a buildup deeper in your pipes, your plumber may recommend it.
Hydro Jetting Bathroom Sink Drains
Like the rooter, hydro jetting is a professionals-only tactic for cleaning out a clogged sink drain.
This is one of the best ways to clear out a drain, and when done correctly, it’s quite gentle on your pipes. It’s also one of the newest methods, but recent technological developments have made it affordable and accessible. It may even be worth getting hydro jetting done regularly to stop pesky buildups before they can even begin. Basically, your plumber sends a highly pressurized hose down your drain. Then, high-velocity water is released where it can spray down the center line and sides of your pipes. Before long, the gunk has nowhere to go but onward through the pipes.
This is a great way to get rid of buildup with the use of chemicals or rooting.