13 Oct Clogged Sink
At one time or another, many customers have been faced with a clogged kitchen sink and have been puzzled by how it seemingly happened overnight. Our technicians have always heard the homeowners say how careful they’ve always been, making sure no food substances have gone into the drain and using other preventive measures to ensure their drains don’t get clogged. The truth is, a clogged bathroom sink or kitchen sink is often a result of a slow buildup in the system. In the kitchen, one cause can be due to rinsing off plates or utensils causing a slow buildup of food piles up in the sink. In a bathroom, it can be a buildup of hair or other particles that slowly form a clog in the piping system. Any number of reasons can attribute to slow buildups that will eventually clog a sink as many that we’ve seen as plumbing technicians throughout the years. There’s a long way from your sink to the city sewer system and while we might think that all the waste that gets poured down our sinks will reach the end, a lot of it does not. The piping system walls are often left with residue buildup on the internal walls and over time, will develop into a thick, sludgy buildup of organic waste, congealed grease and food debris. The buildup can become so onerous that it will cause your sink to clog – at any given moment and without warning. A sink can only handle so much but with that sort of eventual buildup, will cause it to be clogged and overflow and wreak havoc on your system.