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Do you know how to unclog a drain or take care of a leaky faucet? It isn't always easy to know how to take care of a plumbing problem, which is why you should work with professionals to handle the task. I started working with a professional plumber a few years ago after we started having problems with our drains, and it was great not to have to stress about the job. I wanted to start a blog dedicated to handling plumbing tasks, so that you know how to resolve challenges without a bunch of unneeded stress every single day.

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How To Get Rid Of Hair Clogged In Your Drain

If you have long hair or if you live with someone who has long hair, you're more than likely going to run into an issue with a clogged drain because of it. Oftentimes, hair goes down the drain and gets trapped in the p-trap (the bottom part of the pipe that you see underneath your sink) or it starts to wrap around the drain stopper in your sink. Either way, it gets trapped and can turn into a big problem if you don't get it taken care of sooner rather than later. So, if you find yourself in a hairy situation like this one, what can you do? Read on to learn more. 

Pull Out the Drain Stopper

Your drain stopper may seem difficult to pullout, but all you usually have to do is twist off the silver disc in your sink and then you can usually pull it out. As a warning, if hair is trapped on it, it's going to probably smell bad and look disgusting, so try not to gag. Once you pull the stopper out of the drain, you can take off all of the hair and soap residue and clean it really fast. Then, you can just put it back in. 

Undo the P-Trap

If you pull out the drain and still don't think you got all of the hair, then it's probably sitting at the bottom of the p-trap. Before you even touch the p-trap, make sure that you go get a bucket like a true drain repair professional. Then, place the bucket under the p-trap and gently unscrew the plastic fitting around the pipe. Your p-trap should come loose fairly quickly and when it does, some water, hair, and maybe some other stuff will fall into your bucket. After you clean it all out, you can put it back together again. 

Running into any sort of drain repair issues can be a real pain; especially when it's something so silly like a clogged drain because of hair. If you want to learn a little bit more about what you can do the next time you have a clog or if you have another plumbing issue that needs some attention, make sure that you reach out to a drain repair professional, like those at Complete Plumbing. Your drain repair professional will come out to your house, take a look at everything for you and get it fixed right away.