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Slow-Draining Sink? It Could Be Because of This

Are you running into issues with your sink? It happens from time to time, but it’s always hard to know what the cause is. It’s not like you can just look down the drain and immediately see the cause, which is why it’s important to know what contributes to slow-draining sinks.

To fix a slow-draining sink, you’ll need plumbing service in Philadelphia PA,  but the information here should help you prevent as many future drain problems as well.

Hair and Soap Scum

These are two of the biggest causes of slow-draining sinks. Hair sticks to the inside of your drain and soap scum can harden over time, so as little bits of hair and soap scum go down the drain, they linger and stick to the forming mass.

The problem here is that it’s such a slow process that you don’t really know why the drain is going so slowly until it happens. This requires drain cleaning, and we’re not talking about drain-cleaning chemicals or any other liquid solutions.

Deep Pipe Blocks

Sometimes a blockage is so deep that it doesn’t cause problems near the mouth of the drain itself. You could look down your drain with a flashlight and see absolutely nothing obstructing the pipe, but that doesn’t mean an object or blockage isn’t further down.

Unfortunately, because the problem is deep and difficult to reach on your own even with a DIY solution, you’ll need the help of an experienced plumber to remedy the problem. Deep blockages can be harder to extract or pass through your plumbing system, so the process may be more involved than you were originally hoping.

Sewer Line Obstruction

Maybe it’s not a problem with your specific drain or sink. It could be that there’s an obstruction preventing waste from actually making it to the sewers, and that’s a much deeper problem than many homeowners are equipped to deal with. This results in sewer line inspection and cleaning.

The one good thing about all this is that it hasn’t led to a bigger sewer line problem–at least not yet. This could be a precursor to a much more difficult and expensive problem, so if you believe it could be a sewer line obstruction that’s messing with your drains, it’s important to stop dumping waste down the drains right away.

DIY Problems

Plumbing is a very specific practice, and when you try a DIY solution you saw on a YouTube video, you could actually make the problem worse or cause an entirely new problem. It’s difficult to say, but a technician will be able to find out what went wrong and clean up the mess.

Speed Up That Drainage

Now that you know what causes your sink to drain slowly in the first place, you can work to prevent it from happening in the future. When you’ve hit the point that it’s already a problem, it’s best to contact us to help you fix the issue and work on preventative measures going forward. We’re just a phone call away.

Contact Synergy3 today to schedule your plumbing services as soon as possible.