Clogged Drain can be fixed by household tools, however, major clogs frequently form over months or years through the accumulation of soap residue, fats, hair, and other organic debris.
1) Clay masks:
Clay, mud, and charcoal masks stick and harden to the skin, and the same can happen when these masks wash down the drain. The residue can get stuck in the pipes, preparing clogs to form by generating blockages while other materials are washed down the drain.
Solution: when you’re washing off the clay mask, place a mesh cloth over the drain.
2) Cosmetic wipes:
Do not flush your makeup or cleaning wipes down the toilet. These wipes don’t belong there. Wipes are too thick and don’t have the same consistency as toilet paper; therefore, wipes can’t be flushed down the toilet. Over time they will pipe blockages causing bottlenecks.
Solution: use a reusable makeup eraser cloth that you can easily wash and use all over again.
Makeup has hydrophobic properties, which initially repel the water from mixing into the cosmetics because they are usually made to resist a slight amount of water or sweat. Therefore, it is hard to wash away makeup from the drain pipes.
Solution: let the hot water get down your pipe before and after rinsing off your makeup.
4) Liquid bubble baths:
Some Liquid bubble baths can cause clogs depending on their ingredients. Coat pipes can be caused by essential oils, heavy soaps and, colorants.
Solution: limit your use of bubble baths because it is impossible for bubbles not to go down the drain. Also, you can mix 1/3 cup of baking soda with 1/3 cup of white vinegar and pour it down the drain and let it sit for at least an hour, then flush it with hot water.
5) Bath bombs:
Typical ingredients of bath bombs are Epsom salt and baking soda, which dissolve in water. However, other common additives such as essential oils, cocoa butter, cornstarch, glitter, and bits of flowers don’t dissolve properly in water.
Solution: to grab some of these extra additives, but the bath bomb in a mesh jewelry bay with a rubber band before dropping it into the tub.
6) In-shower lotion:
Some products can be harmful to your drain if washed out down the sink, including moisturizers, creams, and hand lotions. Some moisturizing soaps and body washes can participate in sludge and blockages in your pipes.
Solution: avoid shower products that contain coconut oil; instead, look for thinner oils, like jojoba, cause this oil can stay in a liquid state for a more extended period than coconut oil.