The Solutions to a Slow Draining Sink

A slow draining sink starts out as a minor inconvenience and develops into a serious plumbing issue. If you’re faced with this dilemma, the best course of action is to eliminate the cause of the problem: the blockage. Blockages are most commonly caused by improper drain usage, such as flushing hair or food waste down your pipes. To have water flowing freely throughout your plumbing system again, try “zipping,” plunging, and cleaning your drains yourself or having them done professionally by Hutchinson, Gloucester’s best drain cleaning company

Zip It

This drain cleaning device is inexpensive, yet extremely effective. The Zip-It Tool is easy to get a hold of and can be found at your local home improvement store or online. Once you purchase your own Zip-It Tool, all you have to do is stick it down the drain and allow the plastic barbs to catch the blockage. It couldn’t be easier! You don’t even have to remove the pop-up because the tool is thin enough to fit between the sink and the pop-up. The only catch is that you’ll have to repeat the process a few times to make sure you remove the whole blockage. 

Plunge It

The good old plunger is a friend to both clogged toilets and drains. Get ready to plunge your sink by removing the pop-up and allowing your plunger better access to the clog. You’ll also want to plug the overflow hole with an old cloth to create a vacuum, so the pressure created by the plunger doesn’t escape out of the overflow hole. Then, plunge the drain with rapid strokes. Repeat this process as many times as necessary to completely remove the blockage. 

DIY Clean It

If you’re inclined to reach for the liquid drain cleaner, we urge you to take a step back. Instead of using harsh chemicals and further damaging your drains, you can create your own homemade drain cleaner. You’ll need:

  • A pot of boiling water
  • ½ cup of baking soda
  • ½ cup of white vinegar

Pour the baking soda down the drain and chase it with the white vinegar. Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes while it reacts and breaks down the clog. Then pour a pot of boiling water down the drain to clean the chemicals and flush away the debris from the blockage. 

Professionally Clean It

If none of the above methods make a significant difference in fixing your draining issues, it’s time to call a professional. As a trusted drain cleaning company in Philadelphia and surrounding areas, Hutchinson has the leading industrial-grade tools available to eliminate your clog quickly. A professional drain cleaning also comes with additional benefits you can check out below. 

We hope this article gave you some tips on clearing the stubborn clogs you’re faced with. Remember, if you run into plumbing issues that require professional care, contact a Hutchinson technician for Expertly Better services.