A clogged sink can quickly turn a regular day into a frustrating and inconvenient ordeal. Whether you’re trying to wash dishes in the kitchen or get ready for work in the bathroom, dealing with a clog is stressful … and gross.
The good news? That clogged sink doesn’t have to ruin your day. Our professional plumbers at Jake Miller Plumbing specialize in fast, effective drain cleaning and repairs — and we never charge a trip fee.
Here’s what you need to know about clogged sinks, why they happen, and how to fix a clogged sink fast.
Signs Your Sink Is Clogged
The most obvious sign of a clogged sink is a bowl of water that doesn’t drain. But there are more subtle signs to look out for that can indicate a clog before it gets worse.
Slow drainage: Water should drain quickly and completely from your sink bowl. If you notice that water takes longer than usual to drain from your sink, it could indicate a partial or complete clog.
Gurgling sounds: Unusual noises, such as gurgling or bubbling sounds, can suggest that a blockage is trapping air in your pipes.
Foul odors: Your sink drain shouldn’t have a noticeable odor. Unusual, foul smells emanating from your sink might be a sign of clogged organic matter, like food or hair.
Common Causes of Clogged Sinks
So your sink is clogged, but what caused it? A few of the most common causes of a clogged sink are:
Food debris: Leftover food particles and grease can accumulate in your kitchen sink over time, leading to stubborn clogs.
Hair and soap scum: Bathroom sinks are prone to clogging from hair, soap residue, and toothpaste buildup.
Foreign objects: Accidentally dropping small items like jewelry, toys, or even utensils down your drain can obstruct the flow of water.
How Our Professional Plumbers Fix a Clogged Sink
Determining that you have a clogged sink is easy, but locating and fixing the problem can be more complex. Our team takes a multi-step approach to find and remove clogs to keep your plumbing system running smoothly.
We start by inspecting the drain and pipes. Depending on your situation, we might use cameras to inspect the pipes and identify the exact location and nature of the clog.
Once we find the clog, we use specialized tools like drain snakes to dislodge clogs. We insert a flexible auger into the drain to break up and remove the blockage. In severe cases, we may try hydro-jetting, a method that involves using high-pressure water to clear out the pipes.
After clearing the clog, we can offer advice on preventing future sink clogs. Options can include tips on proper waste disposal, installing drain guards, and regular maintenance to help manage buildup in pipes.
Dealing with a clogged sink can be a major inconvenience, but it doesn’t have to ruin your day. Call our pros at Jake Miller Plumbing to diagnose and fix the issue, restoring your sink’s functionality and allowing you to get back to your routine without any worries. Contact our office to schedule your appointment now.