When your feet begin to have their own bath during your shower, you know you’re experiencing some serious drainage issues. Typically, the reason your sink or tub is draining slowly is due to an accumulation of build-up, causing a clogged drain.
Brushing your hair over the sink, multiple toothpaste rinses, soap, and overall a whole lot of grease and grime are all potential causes of a nearly flooded countertop.
How long does it take your sink to fully drain? As soon as you notice that a drain is not functioning quite right, take immediate action to get the drain cleared in order to avoid more serious issues.
Should I Clear A Clogged Drain Myself?
Calling a licensed plumbing professional is your best option to fix the issue quickly, completely, and professionally. There are a few do-it-yourself tips that can help ease the problem before a professional arrives.
Remove the tub stopper and use a pair of needle nose pliers to remove any form of build-up. Try bending a clothes hanger in a straight line, adding a small curved hooked shape at the end. This should significantly assist in catching the hair and gunk that is most often the cause of your slow drain. Additionally, run the tap with hot water, which can help clear the drain completely.
If you attempt these tricks and the problem persists, your drainage issue may be more serious than a few tangled hair clumps. Call a professional licensed plumber to address the issue.
A Slow Drain Can Mean Serious Problems
Other possibilities of slow drainage include:
- Old piping deteriorating from within
- Debris or objects that have gone down the drain and is stuck in a pipe
- Issues with your main drain line (commonly a result of intruding roots)
The above causes can lead to more serious and escalated issues, such as major interior damage to your home. Fixing these issues by yourself can get extremely expensive if done incorrectly, and can cause unnecessary stress on your life.
It is recommended that you get in contact with a licensed plumbing professional if you have experienced any of the above causes. At Wellbrook Plumbing, we offer reasonably priced in-home consultations where one of our licensed plumbers will arrive at your home to conduct an in-person assessment of the issue. Call Wellbrook Plumbing, a trusted Niagara plumbing company, to fix your slow drain today.