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  • Mark Lawler

Addressing Slow Draining Issues in Household Plumbing

Updated: Apr 18

Tips and Techniques for Resolving Issues with Slow Draining Sinks and Showers 

Slow draining sinks and showers can be a sign of underlying plumbing issues. Addressing these problems promptly can prevent them from escalating into more serious concerns. 

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Common Slow Draining Bathroom Plumbing Issues

Common Causes of Slow Draining Issues 

Slow drainining issue are often caused by the buildup of hair, soap scum, and other debris. In kitchens, grease and food particles can accumulate in the pipes, while in bathrooms, hair and soap are the usual suspects. 

DIY Solutions for Slow Drains 

Before calling a professional, there are a few DIY methods you can try: 

  • Warm Water: Regularly flushing drains with warm water can help dissolve soap scum and grease to prevent slow driaing issues from occuring. 

  • Baking Soda and Vinegar: This natural solution can break down minor clogs and residue in slow draining areas. 

  • Plunging: A plunger can be effective in dislodging drain and pipe blockages that are causing slow drainage. 

When to Call a Professional 

If these methods don't resolve your slow draining issue, it's time to call in a professional. Services like drain cleaning using a high presuure water jetting machine offered by Anytime Drains can effectively clear out more stubborn blockages includes tree roots, grime and debris. Anytime Drains have a $0 call-out fee which gives you peace of mind when you are worried about your plumbing issues.


Regular Maintenance to Prevent Slow Drains 

Regular maintenance is key to preventing slow drains: 

  • Install drain strainers to catch hair and debris. 

  • Avoid disposing of grease and food scraps down the kitchen sink. 

  • Schedule annual inspections with a Sydney plumber to identify and address any potential issues. 

Slow draining issues can be frustrating, but with the right approach, they can be easily resolved. For more persistent problems, Anytime Drains is here to provide expert plumbing solutions 24/7 across the Northern Beaches, Upper and Lower North Shore, Northern Suburbs, Inner West, Sydney City, Eastern Suburbs and the Hills, Sydney. 



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