It’s frustrating if your sink drains extremely slowly. The drain may still be able to slowly carry waste water away, but take caution. Plumbing issues may eventually worsen when not taken care of. In the case of a bathroom sink or a shower, the situation can be made worse if anything else besides water has the potential of going down the drain. These may include:
- Dirt, including sand
- Hair products and/or skin products in gel or cream form
- String, thread, or any other object that are foreign to a drain pipe
Now, it’s probably impossible to keep all hair and dirt from entering the drain pipe, but some things just do not belong there and should be kept clear away. For example, a major plumbing fixture manufacturer advertised showing flushing golf balls down their toilet. That may have been a great way for them to increase sales of their fixtures, but it’s certainly not a good way to help your drain stay clear of obstructions. As they say, don’t try this at home!
Hair or dirt are most-likely going to make their way into your drain. There is nothing we can do to totally stop that. There are add-on fixtures you can install, like a hair shower drain catcher, which will help mitigate foreign objects falling down your drain. If too many odd, large objects continue going down your drain, it will cause a problem relatively soon.
We are human, and we make mistakes. Even some of our non-human friends may cause an accident or two! Plumbing problems happen and sometimes they’re just not preventable. Don’t worry about it. Always have a professional plumber, like Brian Wear Plumbing, ready to call. We service all plumbing system needs and can be available for your emergencies 24/7. Contact us today to learn more!