Is it a sink issue or an AC issue?

Summer time is the harvesting season for slug in the drain pipes in the Houston and vinegar and baking sodasurrounding areas. Several years ago I posted this very simple post AC drain. Bear said that is all you need. But is it? My youngest son complained and complained that his sink was draining slow and even backing up. So what did this plumbers son do. He Googled it. Found a you tube video on what you can do to the sink drain. Yes he and a buddy of his raided the pantry for vinegar and baking soda. A simple solution to try and buy you some time is

  • Pour a pot of boiling hot water down your drain.
  • Dump in about 1/2 c. baking soda. Let that sit for a few minutes.
  • Then, pour a mixture of 1 c. vinegar and 1. c very hot water down on top of the baking soda.
  • Cover with a drain plug (to keep the reaction down below the drain surface) if you have one and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • Flush one more time with a pot of boiling water.

I say this will buy you some time because yes it worked for a while but the line did need to be augured. So Bear had to step in and take care of a home repair. This is one of those situations you need to watch carefully. If the sink overflows on a second floor you could have damage done to the ceiling below. Give us a call we would love to help you out.

About theplumbersbride

Born & raised in Houston TX Devoted wife of a master plumber and mother of three. One of my favorite quotes is. Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
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3 Responses to Is it a sink issue or an AC issue?

  1. Pingback: My sink is backing up and it wasn’t even being used!!! | theplumbersbride

  2. Karen says:

    Can a good plumber make this problem go away for good?

    This is my second Texas home and I never had this problem in the first home. I suspect a very poor non-licensed even “plumber” on the builder’s payroll gummed up the job on this home.

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