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Troubleshooting Your Drain Cleaning Issues This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is always a good time to go through your home and examine any potential drain cleaning needs!

pipe inspection tips to help homeowners with drain cleaning

Labor Day is always when we all take time to recognize the hard work we’ve done throughout the summer months and have a bit of relaxation time with family and friends, and it’s also a holiday in which we come together for cookouts, backyard activities, and other fun things going on in our local communities.

But nothing is going to put a damper on your Labor Day Weekend gatherings more than plumbing and drain cleaning issues, so if your home has been previously experiencing any kind of problems then this article will help you when it comes to troubleshooting your fixtures throughout your home!

As with any kind of DIY plumbing, we always recommend that you reach out to us if you have any questions/concerns or think that your drain cleaning is a bit over your head. We understand how certain drain issues can quickly get out of hand if not properly taken care of, so we’ll always be there for you when you need us no matter what time or holiday it is!

Bathroom Sink

All of us know just how often we use our bathroom sinks, and it’s important to realize that every time you use toothpaste or soap that these particles are going down your drains. It’s also safe to say that your bathroom sinks are generally getting a lot of lotions, hair and skin cells rinsed within them, and things like soap scum will always pose issues because it rather easily sticks to pipe walls and collects other debris.

The result of this type of issue typically manifests itself in decreases in water flow, which can then lead to serious backups!

When it comes to troubleshooting any bathroom sink issues, you can always try utilizing a plunger. It may not be too much of an enjoyable experience, but it can be effective when it comes to removing any small amounts of buildup of clogs that are close to your sink’s surface. If a plunger doesn’t work then it’s likely that your drain issue is occurring much deeper within your plumbing system and may require the Beehive Plumbing team’s expertise.

Showers and Tubs

Just like your bathroom sinks, there is always going to be high chances of substantial buildup occurring within your tub and shower drains. This is because things like hair, soap, dirt, shampoo and conditioner will be consistently finding their ways into your plumbing system.

One rather easy troubleshooting method that you could utilize when you experience these kinds of clogs is to pour hot water down your drains, and then utilize a plunger. If this method doesn’t get the job done, then it’s likely that you’ll need to give us a call to come over and get the issue properly resolved.

Kitchen Sink

Let’s just take a second to think about all of the many things that go down our kitchen sinks on a daily basis. This includes things like peels, food particles, grease and so much more when it comes to garbage disposal usage. The truth of the matter is that your kitchen sinks aren’t necessarily meant for all of that material traffic, and this is because certain materials can rather quickly get stuck within your pipe’s siding and lead to drainage and backup issues.

One troubleshooting technique for your kitchen sink is to pour really hot water down the drain and then pour baking soda and vinegar down the drain as well. You can then plug up the sink and let the baking soda and vinegar work its magic before pouring another load of hot water down the drain to flush it out.

It’s also important to note that chemical cleaners should always be avoided, and this is because they’ll always be rather damaging to the overall integrity of your pipes, which then can lead to further issues that are best to be avoided! You should always keep certain materials out of your kitchen drains, so here’s a quick refresher list:

  • Paper products
  • Cooking grease, oils and fats
  • Bones
  • Egg shells
  • Peels
  • Coffee grounds
  • And much more!

If your kitchen drains are still malfunctioning after this type of troubleshooting technique, then reach out to us and we’ll get one of our technicians over to your house as quickly as possible.


We understand how your toilets are generally the least pleasant place within your home that you can experience any kind of drain issues with, and these types of backups are not just inconvenient because they also can pose serious health and water damage hazards throughout your property. Although these types of drain issues will generally originate from people flushing items that don’t properly dissolve in water, there is a whole array of reasons why toilet drains can malfunction.

Utilizing a plunger should always be your first recourse when it comes to restoring a clogged toilet, but if a plunger can’t get the job done then it’s likely that you’re going to need professional assistance. The Beehive Plumbing team provides a whole array of expert solutions when it comes to fixing your toilet drains, including things like drain snaking and camera inspections.

Reach Out To The Beehive Plumbing Team For More Information About Troubleshooting Your Plumbing System And Our Drain Cleaning Services!

The above troubleshooting techniques are just some of the ways in which you can go about fixing drain issues throughout your home, and we want you to know that our team of experienced plumbing technicians is always here for you when you need us.

So feel free to reach out to us online or call us at 801-661-8155 today to speak with our team about our drain cleaning services and additional troubleshooting tips!

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