Vanity Drains

Old 09-26-06, 05:01 AM
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Vanity Drains

we have a new home and the bathroom vanities have a problem with the drains. In the past year we have had to take apart the drains/trap under the basin and remove a blue/black slime that has coated the pvc pipes and occasionaly falls on the pop up lever and blocks the water flow. Does anyone know how to stop this from reoccuring? The only thing going down the drains are the standard...water, toothpaste, mouth wash, face soap. There are no cosmetics such as make up that goes down the drains. Thanks for any advice...!!!
Old 09-26-06, 03:46 PM
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Check the tilt, if any, of the wall pipe. If it is tilted toward the sink, rather than level or down at the wall, you are retaining alot of solids and not washing them completely. Now, don't forget the other things you are washing down the drain inadvertantly -- hair from brushing close to the sink; hair from shaving or trimming a beard. In other words, hair is the sink's worst enemy, and will have to be unclogged more often.

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