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What to do when you have a clogged sink? 
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What to do when you have a clogged sink? Clogged sinks are one of the most common plumbing issues that people experience in their homes. It can be a simple fix, or it could be something more serious. If you're experiencing a clogged sink, don't try to fix it yourself-call a professional plumber for help. 1-800-Plumber +Air of Portland is here to help you get your drains flowing again. We're the name you can trust for all your plumbing needs. Contact us now for immediate assistance.

  1. What to do when you have a clogged sink

  2. How to recognize the signs of a clogged drain

  3. The best way to avoid plumbing issues in the future

  4. Clogged sink FAQ's

  5. Why 1-800-Plumber +Air of Portland is your go-to for all your plumbing need

What to do when you have a clogged sink

If you have a clogged sink, do not pour any kind of liquid drain cleaner down the drain. This can corrode your pipes and create even more clogs.

Instead, try using a plunger to dislodge the clog. Splash some water in the sink and place the plunger over the drain. Push and pull the plunger up and down to create suction and break through the clog. If you still can't clear the clog, it's time to call a professional plumber. They will have the tools and expertise to get your sink draining properly in no time.

In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to avoid clogged drains in the future. First, invest in a good drain strainer or hair catcher. This will help to catch any debris before it has a chance to clog your drain. Second, be careful what you flush down the drain. Avoid flushing anything other than toilet paper and human waste. Grease, oils, and food particles can all cause clogs.


How to recognize the signs of a clogged drain


If you are noticing any of the following signs, it may mean that your drain is clogged:

  • water is not draining properly from the sink, shower, or tub

  • slow drainage or drainage that occurs only at certain times of the day

  • water pools around the drain

  • gurgling or bubbling sounds coming from the drain

  • bad odors emanating from the drain


The best way to avoid plumbing issues in the future


Prevention is always the best cure, and this is especially true when it comes to plumbing. There are a few things you can do to help prevent clogged drains in the future:

  • use a drain strainer or hair catcher to catch debris before it clogs the drain

  • avoid flushing anything other than toilet paper and human waste down the drain

  • be careful what you put down the garbage disposal

  • never pour grease or oils down the drain, as they can clog it up very quickly


Clogged sink FAQ's


Q: What can I do to clear a clogged sink?

A: If you have a clogged sink, do not pour any kind of liquid drain cleaner down the drain. This can corrode your pipes and create even more clogs. Instead, try using a plunger to dislodge the clog. Splash some water in the sink and place the plunger over the drain. Push and pull the plunger up and down to create suction and break through the clog. If you still can't clear the clog, it's time to call a professional plumber.


Q: What are some signs that my drain is clogged?

A: If you are noticing any of the following signs, it may mean that your drain is clogged: water is not draining properly from the sink, shower, or tub; slow drainage or drainage that occurs only at certain times of the day; water pools around the drain; gurgling or bubbling sounds coming from the drain; or bad odors emanating from the drain.

Q: What are some common causes of clogged drains?

A: One of the most common causes of clogged drains is hair. Hair can easily clog up the drain and cause a lot of problems. Another common culprit is grease and oils. These can quickly clog up the pipes and create a lot of havoc. What are some signs that my drain is clogged?


Q: How can I prevent clogged drains in the future?

A: Prevention is always the best cure, and this is especially true when it comes to plumbing. There are a few things you can do to help prevent clogged drains in the future: use a drain strainer or hair catcher to catch debris before it clogs the drain; avoid flushing anything other than toilet paper and human waste down the drain; be careful what you put down the garbage disposal; and never pour grease or oils down the drain, as they can clog it up very quickly.




Why 1-800-Plumber +Air of Portland is your go-to for all your plumbing needs


1-800-Plumber +Air of Portland is your one-stop-shop for all your plumbing needs. We have the expertise and tools to take care of clogged drains, water leaks, and any other plumbing issues you may encounter. Plus, we offer competitive prices and 24/7 emergency service. So if you're ever in need of a plumbing professional, don't hesitate to give us a call. We'll be there to help you in no time.

Apart from the services we offer, there's a lot that makes us stand out from the rest of the pack. First, we listen! We strive to give our customers exceptional service, which includes listening to your needs. Our technicians will listen and come up with a practical and lasting solution. We encourage our clients to ask questions whenever they need clarification. We also ensure we explain our proposals thoroughly and keep you informed every step of the way. So give us a call today!

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