Bathroom Line Cleaning
The bathroom is filled with all sorts of gross stuff to clog your drains with, whether that’s hair, makeup, or soap residue. Every time you use soap, a little bit of residue stays in the pipe until after about 20 years, there just isn’t quite as big of a hole to flow through. Pipes are made to carry water, but when they start catching hairs and all the residue from shaving and makeup, eventually they will close up. In the toilet, baby wipes and thick toilet paper can cause big clogs as well.
How We Unclog Your Bathroom Line
The biggest issue we see in the bathroom is in the tub or shower. Hair tends to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Soap and makeup will build over the years and make the pipe just a little bit smaller each year, but the hair is usually what gets things clogged for good. We can’t recommend highly enough that you put screens in your bathtub and shower, and make sure that you don’t use a plastic screen that will float up and do no good! If you use a screen, it will usually catch all of the bigger stuff that cause the nasty problems.
The good news is that most of this mess can be cleared with a quick cable, but depending on the size of the issue, you may want to consider hydrojetting. Hydrojetting will completely clear the line, so all the soap and hair residues that have built up over time will be completely wiped out. This is a better long term solution that just getting a flow going again.
Toilets have a much larger opening, so they usually don’t cause as many problems. However, we do see a lot of baby wipes clogging toilets. Usually newer toilets can handle these, but toilets in old houses that have years and years of buildup may not have the pressure to get these all the way out to the main line. Especially if something large gets put in there, it can cause a clog deep in the line and will take a lot to clear. Even the thick “Ultra Plush” toilet paper can sometimes clog the toilet.