Is liquid soap the cause of my always-slow bathroom sink?

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Old 01-31-14, 10:06 AM
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Is liquid soap the cause of my always-slow bathroom sink?

I have a bathroom sink that is ALWAYS slow to drain. By that, I mean that if you run water to wash your hands (which takes a while for the hot water to come through, but that's a problem for another thread) it can take 4 to 5 minutes for the accumulated water to drain.

I've been using liquid soap for a number of years, thinking that it would be less plug-prone than bar soap but now I'm wondering if just the opposite might be true. Any ideas about this theory? TIA.

P.S. I use baking soda and vinegar in this drain several times a week, and it goes right back to its old tricks within a day or so after I unplug it.
 
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Old 01-31-14, 10:10 AM
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Hopefully, someone can help you with your slow drains, but liquid soap is nothing but bar soap mixed with water, so I don't think this would be the problem. However, you might try the foaming liquid soap, which is even more water mixed with the liquid soap!
 
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Old 01-31-14, 10:19 AM
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Can you remove the pop up?

Some are locked in and you need to remove the rod from underneath... Once out remove whatever is in there.. Often hair and such..

I use a long screw driver to clear the debris and flush with hot water...

Often sinks clog because the pop up is not set correctly to the right height..

My bathroom sink has never clogged......
 
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Old 01-31-14, 10:23 AM
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My bathroom sink has never clogged.....
That's cuz you're special, Mike!
 
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Remove the trap under the sink and clean it out.
If it's clean the drain needs to be snaked where the drain line goes inside the wall.
 
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