Hair can take up to two years to decompose, so it’ll be in your drains for a while.
The situation can get pretty hairy if those strands tangle with soap scum and other elements that wash down your drains. Single strands can suddenly become a bundled hairball stuck in your drain.
We don’t recommend waiting for that hair clog to dissolve naturally since that can lead to drain backups. You can attempt to clear hair clogs on your own with these tips:
Boiling water won’t dissolve your hair, but it might dissolve the soap scum that is keeping the strands of hair from sliding down the drain.
Pour 1 cup of baking soda into the drain. Wait a few minutes, then pour 1 cup of vinegar in too.
After a few hours, the mixture will create a chemical reaction to break down the hair. Flush thoroughly with water to clear the clog.
Sometimes, the clog is close enough to the surface that you can reach into the drain with your hand or an auger to grab and remove it from the drain.
The best way to make sure you don’t have a slimy hair clog in your drain is to prevent hair from going down your drain in the first place.
That can include installing a drain cover, removing hair from your sinks and showers before it reaches your drain, or routinely flushing your drains.
If you have tried all these tricks and they still don’t work, the professionals at Len The Plumber Heating & Air can help with your icky hair clog problems so you don’t have to.
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