Human hair is one of the worst things you can send down your bathroom drains. It mats up, gets stuck, and blocks other things from going down the drain and then rots and smells, producing a very foul-smelling drain. If your water runs slowly down the drain in your sink or backs up in the tub while you take a shower, you may have a hair clog. Here are the plumbing steps you need to take to manage this problem like a pro.
Remove the Hair Clog
This may be easier said than done, depending on where the pile of rotting hair sits in your pipes. A sink auger, however, may be able to pull some of that mess up.
Sink Auger Method
Pulling the Pipes Apart
If you cannot reach the hair clog with an auger, you may have to take some pipes apart. To start with, locate the u-shaped pipe piece. This is called "the trap" because a lot of stuff gets stuck here when it cannot move past the u-bend in the pipe.
That is it--you are done. Just run some water through the drain to make sure it goes down smoothly and you have just done your own plumbing the way the professional plumbers would have done it!
For a clog that you can't see or can't reach, a company like Absolute Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Services Inc can help.Share
20 July 2016
Do you know when to call a plumber? I had it in my head that plumbing was a simple system in my home that I could manage myself, but quickly learned otherwise. After completing a bathroom renovation myself and having a few of the water and drain pipe connections fail, I quickly learned that it was one job that I should have left to a professional. My website offers you simple solutions to small plumbing issues and a short guide to help you determine if your best option is to call in the professional plumbers. Hopefully, my mistakes will help you learn what not to do in your home.