The wash sink in my bathroom has a very slow drain. I have used commercial
drain cleaners many times but now even they will not work. The back up is
not in the gooseneck but after it enters the wall. This is an older house
with iron drain pipes. When I plunge it I get some nasty looking brown gunk
coming into the sink. Does anyone have any suggestions other than "call a
That happened to me. I made a snake by purchasing some small wire
rope (1/16") from a hardware store. I freyed one end and chucked up
the good end in my drill motor. I ran the motor at a slow speed while
inserting it into the pipe. It didn't take long until I pulled out a
huge amount of hair.
I think it's time to call the Rooter man that would a good starting
place. I have the same problem in my house The laundry Lavi drains extremely
slow, but what the hell I'm a plumber I'll try and get around to it this
Its easier to call someone for sure. I clean my own drains and so can
you. A drain cleaning tool called a snake can be purchased or
rented. There have been many posts on that topic. Here is a link to
the different discussions I have been contributed to, only five.
How about 15,500 result for "clogged drain" in this group alone? Have
I couldn't agree with Lawrence more. Lav drains are almost always
hair clogs, and most chemicals are pretty useless. The added downside
is that the person trying to snake or plunge the drain could end up
"wearing" those chemicals. Best of luck.
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