Nobody likes a clogged bathroom sink. Not only is it inconvenient, but it can also be a huge hassle to clean up. In this guide, we will discuss some tips to help prevent your bathroom sink from becoming clogged. By following these simple tips, you can avoid a major headache and keep your plumbing running smoothly.
Remove Hair Frequently
One of the main reasons for clogged sinks in the bathroom is hair. It’s important to remember to remove any hair from your sink each time you use it; this includes any hair that might have accumulated from shaving or grooming. If you can, try to avoid washing your hair in the sink as this will only add to the amount of hair that accumulates. Instead, only wash your hair in the shower where it can be easily washed down the drain or caught in a strainer or basket.
Use a Drain Cover
As we’ve just alluded to, using a drain cover or strainer in the sink can help to catch any hair or debris before it has the chance to clog up your pipes. Not only will this make it easier to remove any hair or product, but you’ll be able to prevent any small items such as jewellery that could potentially fall down the drain.
Clear Your Pipes Regularly
If you can, try to remember to clear your pipes out regularly. You can use a plunger to clear any blockages or a drain snake if the problem is further down in the pipes. This may sound like a lot of effort, but it’s worth doing as it will prevent any bigger clogs from forming in the future. Also, buy drain-cleaning products every once in a while to keep your pipes clear of any residue that could cause clogging.
Typically, you will pour the unblocker down your drain and let it sit for around 10-15 minutes before pouring hot water down the sink to flush everything out. Thanks to the clever formula in the unblocker, it can dissolve any residue or build-up that may be causing a blockage.
Buy the Right Fittings
With advanced fittings from Mimi Coco and other leading brands, you can ensure your bathroom sink fixtures are properly fitted, which will help to reduce any clogging in the near future. If you treat yourself to new fittings, you may also find that it will reduce the amount of time spent cleaning or maintaining your bathroom sink. Also, you’ll want to look after your bathroom and so you’ll develop positive habits.
Ensure Everyone Knows the Rules
In addition to using the right fittings and unblockers, everyone in your home must know the rules about what not to put into the bathroom sink. Educate your family and ensure any visitors know not to put anything down the sink other than water and soap. Explain to them that they can’t put anything down the sink, even if it is biodegradable.
Ultimately, you must be sensible when it comes to preventing blocked sinks in your bathroom. Hair is a major cause of clogged drains, so don’t leave hairs around your sink and make sure everyone in the house is conscious of not letting any hairs go down the plug hole. Make sure you don’t flush anything down the toilet that shouldn’t be there either because this is another sensitive point in the bathroom.
Part of being sensible means cleaning regularly (sorry!) and not letting things build up in the sink!