When showers and bathtubs start to drain slowly, it is usually hair causing the clog. Liquid bleach dissolves hair. Try pouring a cup of bleach directly into the drain, but make sure to rinse any bleach off of metallic finishes. Allow the bleach at least 30 minutes to do its thing. It may take a couple of applications to do the job. This is just one of the many drain tips we offer at Mitch Clemmons Plumbing, serving Fullerton, Brea, and LaHabra.
We recommend not putting any food or grease into your drain in your kitchen drains. It’s best to put those things into a trash can. But if you still intend to put things into your garbage disposal, you should stay away from these items: grease, coffee grounds, potato peels, rice, and citrus fruit skins.
If you get a drain clog or other plumbing issue, give us a call! We appreciate the work our customers give us and would be happy to come out to serve your plumbing needs.
Of course, the big culprit in your bathroom drain is hair. This goes for the sink as well as the shower. Hair builds up and clogs the drain. There are several methods that you can use for cleaning your drain.
See my article on using bleach to clean your drain. It’s fast, easy, and inexpensive. Bleach eats the hair away and allows the drain to flow freely again. Another drain tip is installing a hair catcher in both the shower and the sink. These are easily removed once a month and allow you to pull the hair-free.
So those are my drain tips for this month. Stay tuned for many other blogs on how bleach dissolves hair, toilet replacement, why I became a plumber, and more!
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