Residential Clogged Bathroom Sink Drain

Is your bathroom sink drain clogged? If you’re experiencing standing water, the answer is probably yes. While it may be easy to ignore for awhile, it can definitely hamper your daily routine. A clogged bathroom sink drain can also cause considerable damage to your bathroom pipes if ignored for long enough.

What causes a bathroom sink drain clog?

The answer is quite simple. Many products build up over time including soap scum, hair, toothpaste and several other beauty products that are frequently used. Every substance that glides into your sink drain leaves behind film that sticks to pipe walls and slows water flow. Eventually, the film from waste residue will build inward to create a complete blockage.

What should I do to prevent my bathroom sink from clogging?

While it may be tempting to grab a bottle of Drano from the shelf, stay away from it! Chemical-based drain cleaners can harm your plumbing system and are also very dangerous when they come in contact with your skin. Instead, you should use an eco-friendly, enzyme-based cleaner such as Bio-One. It will clear your drain without the help of harsh chemicals and is a much safer alternative.

When you do encounter a clog, here are a few at-home methods you can try:

  • Coat Hanger as a Plumbing Snake
  • Baking Soda and White Vinegar
  • Boiling Water

Unfortunately, some tough sink drain clogs require the help of a professional plumber. Our certified technicians at FloGuard are available 24/7 for all of your needs, no matter how big or small!