Common Causes For Bathroom Sink And Shower Clogs

Common Causes For Bathroom Sink And Shower Clogs

Sink and shower clogs are just one of those common problems all homeowners and renters face. Seemingly out of nowhere your bathroom sink fills up while you’re brushing your teeth, or water pools at your feet during showering.

Clogged drains are a slow-building problem. They may not be noticeable for months until the water backs up on you. There are a number of causes that clog your bathroom sink or shower.

Human Hair

One of the first culprits is human hair. Hair accumulates over time in your drain pipe. Eventually, the blockage prevents water from flowing through.

Unidentified Objects

Second, small objects can get wedged or lodged within the drain accidentally; a toothpaste cap or pieces of broken, bar soap for example. Even earrings or hairbands can accidentally slip down the drain. If this happens, you’ll need a professional to dislodge the object.

Soap Scum

Soap scum is the third common cause for clogs. Even though soap scum appears on your shower walls as a thin layer of film, it can also thicken to form a solid blockage. Like hair build-up, soap scum prevents water from flowing. If it is not addressed, soap scum is one of the toughest clogs for professionals to remove because soap scum is hardens into an impenetrable shell.

By the time it’s advanced to an unmanageable clog, homeowners try DIY products that can actually make the problem worse. When in need of professional plumbing service in Las Vegas, think Pure Plumbing first. Our professionals have the knowledge, experience and expertise necessary to remove clogs, patch slow leaks and repair other plumbing issues. We are available 24/7 for emergencies.Contact Pure Plumbing at (702) 710-7388.


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