What to do when your sink is clogged


We live in the era of information, where anyone is but a type stroke away from finding answers to problems. Some problems (especially plumbing problems), however, require the advice of a professional. This week, TLC Plumbing helps you approach the unpleasant problem of a clogged kitchen or bathroom sink.

Symptoms of a Clog

A clog seems like a pretty obvious problem, right? The water won’t drain because there is a complete blockage. However, clogs can start before there is a complete blockage. Because they grow worse over time, it’s important to monitor the draining speed and patterns of your plumbing and be aware of the common culprits of clogs:

  • Hair
  • Food
  • Heavy Hair Products
  • Oils/Fats Dumped Down the Sink
  • Coffee Grounds

A slow clearing drain usually means that a clog has formed and it is only a matter of time before a complete blockage. A gurgling drain also indicates that clog may be present, but it will take the assistance of an experienced plumber to diagnose a clog before it becomes a complete blockage.

Locating the Drain Problem

When it comes to sink clogs, there are two possibilities. Either it’s just the pipes in your sink or it is a symptom of a larger blockage in the main line. Our plumbers use video technology and years of experience to find the precise location of your clog. Once located, we can select a clearing method based on the type of clog, the type of pipe, and the area in which it is located.

Clearing the Clog

When you choose TLC Plumbing to clear your sink clogs, you have a wide selection of clog-busting options. Your plumber will recommend a clog-clearing method based on your individual needs. Methods include:

  • Hydro jetting
  • Snaking
  • Professional Chemical Solutions
  • Plunger

Whether it’s a complete blockage or a slow drain, our plumbers are here to clear clogs and help you prevent future problems. With years upon years of experience, the plumbers at TLC are happy to share professional advice and tips that are tailored to your unique circumstances.

Draining Problems? Call the Clog-Busters!

If you’re experiencing draining problems in your home, it’s best to call a plumber who can help you stop a problem before it starts. With 24/7 service, TLC Plumbing is here to help you with your draining needs anytime, day or night! Contact us today and learn how we can help you out. 505-761-9644.