There’s nothing more inconvenient than a clogged bathroom drain while you and your family are trying to get out the door in the morning. Water that refuses to wash down the drain is unsightly and can create a foul stench that will have you running for the hills! To keep your drains running properly and to avoid odor, you can follow these three tips:
One of the biggest culprits of a clogged bathroom drain is hair in the shower. Long hair, short hair, dog hair—it can all lead to buildup that will eventually clog your drain. Remedy the problem by using a drain cover that will catch hair before it slips down the drain. These can be purchased from any hardware store. (And just remember to empty it regularly!)
The easiest way to treat a clogged drain is to avoid having one in the first place. Regular cleanings of your bathroom drains are essential for avoiding buildup of hair, soap, toothpaste and other daily debris. For the bathroom sink drain, lift up the pop-up stopper, wipe clean, rinse, and put it back in the drain. For a shower drain, remove the drain cover and use a bent wire or hair-catching brush clean out any accumulated debris.
Don’t have any de-clogging chemicals on hand? No problem! You can prevent a clogged bathroom drain by using products you already have around your house. Regular vinegar contains acetic acid that makes it a powerful agent for removing organic buildup of gunk in your pipes. Simply one cup of vinegar down the drain, let it set for 30 minutes, then follow with scalding hot water.
Another bonus tip: Tossing a handful of baking soda down your drain will help keep your pipes smelling clean by absorbing any foul odors.
Give these tips a try to keep your pipes squeaky clean. If you still run into clogged drains, there may be a bigger underlying issue and Roto Rooter is here to help! Give us a call at 812-339-1836.