A clogged sink can be pretty frustrating, right? But some people are simply unaware that they are already jamming their sinks to doom. Here are a few negative habits that people do every day that can cause a blockage in their sinks.
One of the main culprits for clogged sinks is hair. You may be unaware that those little loose strands can and will turn into massive globs that will trap water from passing through your sink.
Oh, a sumptuous feast! But what happens after you cook? The grease will make its way to your sink. Grease becomes a thick, hard substance that will stick to the insides of pipes over time, making it hard for running water to pass through.
3. FOREIGN OBJECTS (PAPER PRODUCTS)
Toilet paper is designed to be easily flushed in the toilet or even sink because it can easily be broken down into tiny pieces. However, the same doesn’t apply to other paper products like paper towels and especially not in your sink. Due to their thickness, an ample amount of time is required before these decompose naturally. If you keep tossing them down your drains, it will eventually develop a glob that will surely give you problems in the future.
4. FRUITS AND VEGETABLE SKINS
Fruit and vegetable skins can obviously clog your sinks. These little bits of evil can accumulate over time and will surely give you headaches because they can be pretty hard to remove. You are better off throwing away left over foods into the trashcan where they can be taken to a proper dump space to decompose.
Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to unclog your sink and prevent sink blockage. Here are some popular tips:
1. USE HOT WATER AFTER DRAINING GREASE
Running hot water after draining grease will break down the substance and prevent it from clogging your sink. Hot water can melt down the fats and oil of grease rather quickly which will avoid any build up over time.
2. USE BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR WITH HOT WATER
Baking soda and vinegar have been touted as a wonder cleaner. Apart from unclogging your sink, both remove foul odors. Pour hot water in your sink, then add half a cup of a baking soda. Mix equal parts vinegar and hot water and drain into the sink. For added measure, run hot water again for 30 seconds to a minute.
3. USE STRAINERS
Strainers are a great way to prevent small losses of hair as well as small foreign objects from entering your pipes through the sink. Just remove the strainer and throw those little bits of evil into the trashcan.
Of course, you can’t always avoid it. When you are being proactive with keeping your pipes clean, they can still get clogged over time even if you are taking all the measures to prevent it. To get rid of these pesky clogs and other Las Vegas plumbing concerns, contact Sin City Plumbing at (702) 431-6502. You may also visit their website at http://sincityplumbing.com — they’ll have your sink fixed and running in no time!