How Your Bathroom Drains Get Clogged

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 Clogged drains

Your bathroom is an integral part of daily living, so when the water stops going down the drain, it's perfectly normal to panic. Clogged drains are one of the most common types of service calls at JNR Plumbing, aside from clogged toilets.

Here’s how your bathroom drains can become clogged and what drain cleaning services in Darien, CT can do to help.

Soap Scum

You know that white, slimy substance you find stuck to your soap bar? That’s soap scum. Soap scum is essentially congealed residue from soap. It is also one of the most common reasons why bathroom drains become clogged. If you notice any soap scum on the bar of soap or in the shower or sink, remove it. Otherwise, you may need to call a plumber in Darien, CT to fix the clog.


On average, people can lose up to 100 strands of hair every day. Even people with shorter hair may eventually experience clogged drains. However, it’s also important to note that larger families and people with long hair can experience a clogged drain in Darien, CT more frequently. For this reason, you should invest in a hair-catching basket that easily fits into your sink, tub, or shower. You should also schedule drain cleaning in Darien, CT to make sure there are no hidden clogs deep within the pipes.

Lack of Routine Maintenance

A clogged bathroom drain can also occur due to a lack of maintenance. Without proper maintenance, your plumbing system is subject to more than just a simple clogging. In fact, a clog could be the beginning of an underlying issue. If trying to fix the clog proves to be too difficult for you, contact a drain cleaning company in Darien, CT to get the job done.

If your bathroom drains are draining slower than normal, or if they've stopped draining completely, we can help. Contact JNR Plumbing for drain snaking in Darien, CT. We look forward to working with you.

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