December 21, 2016
A slow drain in your Edmonton home might not be an immediate concern, but if it goes on for too long the stoppage can build up and cause damage. Slow drains in your sink are often the result of issues that can be easily fixed. Before a minor clog turns into a major issue, try tackling the problem yourself. If you have tried using natural drain cleaners (chemical products are bad for your plumbing system), consider inspecting your p-trap to remove the clog. The p-trap is the p-shaped pipe that connects your sink to the wall. A p-trap is designed to “trap” sewer gasses from infiltrating your bathroom – as well as catching debris washed down the sink. The debris is caught in the p-trap, preventing it from moving deeper into your system where it could cause a clog that is harder to reach. The p-trap is designed to be easily removed and is one of the more simple DIY plumbing procedures.
Though the removal of the pipe is simple enough, it can be a fairly messy procedure. Be prepared with the following items: rubber gloves, bucket, towels, small cleaning brush and a wrench.
If the clog has not been fixed, try using a plunger. If your sink has a modern stopper, you’ll need to remove it before plunging:
If this second procedure doesn’t fix the clog, you might need to contact a professional plumber to assess the problem. Always Plumbing & Heating can help with any issue you might be experiencing with your plumbing system. If you’re dealing with a clog or other persistent problem that you can’t remedy yourself, give us a call today. Our expert plumbers will have your pipes running smoothly again in no time! Contact us at 780-489-8118 to schedule an appointment.