There are three things you cannot avoid, and those are death, taxes, and clogged drains. Clogs are bound to happen, but if it happens to you, here are three steps to take immediately.
1: During your morning routine you notice that your sink is not properly draining. What can you do? The first step is not to panic, as most bathroom sinks get clogged with hair, toothpaste, or other general use items over time. To self-assess the situation, remove the sink strainer or drain plug. Next, fill the sink halfway with water and take your plunger to it. A pro-tip from Roto-Rooter is to plug the sink’s overflow drain with a cloth or rag to help improve plunger suction. Give your sink a few forceful plunges and then give it time to drain. If this doesn’t fix the problem, go to Step 2.
2: The next step can get pretty complicated. To simplify things, Roto-Rooter has a comprehensive video at https://www.rotorooter.com/plumbing-videos/kitchen-plumbing-tips/how-to-unclog-kitchen-sink/ having a visual can be extremely beneficial when dealing with plumbing needs. Roto-Rooter has a collection of specific videos that help help with all manners of plumbing. Another good resource for all manner of clogged pipes is this https://www.rotorooter.com/residential/kitchen-plumbing/drain-cleaning/ Roto-Rooter offers helpful information for clogs in the bathroom, in a utility room or basement and outdoor drains. This link encapsulates Roto-Rooter’s ability to offer information on a wide variety of problems, as their main concern is that your plumbing needs are addressed, and that your pipes function as they should.
3: If you have tried plunging the sink, removing and cleaning the P-trap, and the problem still persists, it is time to call a reliable professional from Roto-Rooter. Their team of experts is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. There is a reason that Roto-Rooter is the most trusted and frequently used plumbing service in North America. An associate can get to your location and assess and fix the problem efficiently.
Roto-Rooter wants you to consider what you are putting down your sink drains. This includes greases, fats, and other items that are not meant to go down the drain. If you are unsure whether something will safely go down the drain, the best bet is to try and dispose of it in another manner, such as the trash can. Using drain cleaners can also benefit your pipe health. Some over the counter rain cleaners don’t help and often cause more problems or damage. Roto-Rooter’s Pipe Shield, a once-a-month treatment, can maintain optimum drain health and ensure clean and smooth-draining pipes.