The laundry drain can collect a lot of nasty, soapy gunk with regular use.
And fixing a blocked laundry isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. It requires some handy skills and the right set of tools. One wrong move and the blockage may worsen, or your washing machine may get damaged.
Laundry Sink Blocked Or Overflowing?
We know how frustrating it is to clean the washing machine and the drainpipe after every wash. But soap residue, fabric lint and threads, dirt and grease from clothes are major culprits of a blocked laundry. Hence, getting rid of these deterrents is essential for a well-functioning machine.
Another major cause of clogged laundry is sediment from dirty water. It could be an unfiltered main supply or dirty water dunked into the laundry sink. Additionally, if you have pets, their hair and dander can also end up in the drains, requiring frequent cleaning and maintenance.
If you don’t inspect the drains regularly, you must watch out for the early signs of blockage. For instance, if you notice continuous water pooling in the machine, there’s a high chance of a blockage or defects.
You Need Big Blue Plumbing!
There are a few preventive measures for avoiding the blockage in your laundry drain and sink. The first would be regularly cleaning the washing machine, sink and drain pipe (no surprise!). If your machine has a lint filter, clean it up. Installing a mesh lint trap will also keep a significant blockage in check.
In the case of a laundry sink, we suggest you get a drain grate to catch unwanted particles before they reach the main drain. It would help if you also refrained from dumping dirty mop water, pet hair, paint, and other foreign liquids into the sink.
But when all of this fails, there’s no doubt that you need a professional. That’s when we come into the picture! At Big Blue Plumbing, we guarantee 100% satisfaction with our experienced staff, hi-tech equipment, and eco-friendly work ethics.