Bathroom sink, shower, tub and toilet stoppages Irving TX
Different drains have different types of blockages because they contain water used for different purposes. A clogged drain can be a real hassle, but our Irving plumbers have the solution.
Bathroom drains are most often clogged with a combination of hair and soap scum. The hair itself doesn’t pose much of a problem—when soap isn’t an issue, hair just slides down the drain. But the products we all use in the bathroom sink, shower and tub are laden with oils, waxes, and other substances that gum up inside the drain. Hair gets caught in the sticky mess, and before you know it, the drain is clogged.
Drains clog up. It is just a fact of washing, rinsing, showering, and bathing. All of the things that go down the drain, hair, soap scum, diamond rings (just kidding, hopefully) accumulate to narrow the drain and eventually clog it up.
From problems as simple as when your two year old has flushed his favorite toy down the toilet to a more difficult sewer backup – we’ve got the equipment and the trained technicians on the job to get things flowing for you quickly and efficiently. Bathroom sink, bathtub, kitchen sink, main sewer, etc. we can take care of all of it for you in a jiffy.
All services provided by our licensed plumbers at Harvey West Plumbing will provide up front pricing before the work is done.
We make appointments.
Helpful Hints To Prevent Bathroom Drain Stoppages / Clogged Drains
- Some tub/shower and floor drains have strainers that are screwed into the drain opening. You can remove these and reach down into the drain with a bent wire to clear out any debris that has accumulated there.
- Clean pop-up stoppers in the bathroom sink by lifting them out and rinsing them off on a weekly basis.
- Remove the overflow plate on a tub and raise the pop-up assembly to reach the spring or rocker arm. Remove accumulated hair and rinse well.
- Use chemical cleaners sparingly, especially if you have metal pipes. Some chemical cleaners can cause metal pipes to corrode. We do not ever recommend using ANY chemical cleaners.
- Some mild sodium hydroxide or sodium nitrate cleaners may be somewhat effective if used no more than once every few months but we do not recommend any brand of chemical drain cleaner, ever!