Unfortunately, clogged drains happen to everyone – no matter how careful you are! I must admit – it’s very annoying and frustrating.
I wanted to talk a bit about what is causing drains to clog and, of course, how to fix this problem! There is one very common reason which everyone has experienced at least a few times in their lives which is:
– Hair and soap scum
Hair and soap scum is the most common cause of clogged drains. The hair and the soap scum builds up until one day it starts to restrict the flow of the water.
If your drain is clogged then see whether you see hair in it. If that is the case then pull the hair out with your fingers.
Can you prevent clogged drains?
You certainly can, especially if the hair is the problem. The simple solution is to buy hair catchers. I recommend you install hair catchers in the drains because they really work and will make sure the hair doesn’t go down the drain and clog it. They are inexpensive and will save you a lot of time and headaches!
Also, from time to time you can take some simple steps to make sure the drain is clear. I like to pour boiling water down the drain.
I also like using baking soda and vinegar. I just pour some baking soda then follow that with a little bit of vinegar. We all know that baking soda reacts when mixed with vinegar. This is why this method is so powerful – both ingredients will start to fizz. Once I do that I usually place a rag on top of the drain and leave the baking soda and vinegar for an hour. Then I remove the rag and pour hot water down the drain!