In most cases, the bathroom contains the most plumbing outlets in your entire home, and as such is the one most vulnerable to clogs in the drains. Here in Dumont, NJ, we strongly recommend that any clogs in your plumbing system be treated by a qualified plumbing professional rather than attempting to use a store-bought solution like a cleanser or a plastic snake. Usually, the clogs in your bathroom are serious business, evading easy attempts to clear up and requiring the tools and experience of a plumber. We’ve broken down the common causes of clogs in your bathroom drain to impress upon you just how tough such a seemingly simple problem can be.
Bathroom sinks are the most common sources for clogs in your home, and unlike kitchen sinks – where clogs are almost always caused by food particles – they can be quite stubborn. The big factor in bathroom sinks is human hair, which is amazingly resilient and can collect all kinds of other detritus when it becomes lodged in your pipes. Toothpaste, too, is quite difficult to remove, as is soap scum and common cleaning products such as hair gel.
Shower drains have the benefit of being larger than sink drains in most cases, but are hampered by the same sorts of materials which create sink clogs. We shed hair in great amounts in the shower, and while toothpaste isn’t usually a problem, you’re still dealing with shampoo, soap scum and often hard water deposits, which can exacerbate existing clogs.
Besides human waste and toilet paper – which can usually be unclogged with a good plunger – the biggest causes of toilet clogs are materials that should never be flushed down in the first place. Feminine hygiene products, diaper wipes (or even diapers), cotton swabs such as Q-tips and dental floss should all be thrown in the trash, not down the toilet.
For even the toughest bathroom clod, call on BZ Dependable today!