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Nasty & Stinky Hair Clogs? Here's What You Need to Know

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It’s a fact of life. Hair will always find its way down your drain, no matter what you do! It can be frustrating when it seems like more hair is sticking in the sink than coming out, and that stopper just isn't cutting it anymore. Luckily for all those who have experienced this before (and there are plenty!), we know how to fix these pesky issues with ease.

You're probably thinking, "I don't have hair in my drains!" But you might just be surprised. Hair can end up in your pipes through the following ways: from wet hands that are covered with shampoo or conditioner and then placed on a sink--thoughts of icky-ness! Or if someone dumps a bunch of oil down their kitchen drain to unclog it, this is a prevalent issue for professional plumbers who use snakes (and not all people know about!). For these instances, there are easy steps you can take around your house to help clear clogs without calling anyone.

1. Use Snaking Tool

You may not know this - but snaking your drains is a great way to get rid of pesky clogs. If you’re experiencing trouble with the less invasive methods, it might be time for some more extreme measures: Zip-it tools are an easy and inexpensive solution that can quickly clear out any drain plumbing issues without all the hassle (and they aren't just limited to sinks).

Straighten out one section of a wire hanger, stick down into the area where water flows slowest, or notice there's a buildup to break up anything blocking drainage flow; then rinse away by using hot water, which will ensure only clean flowing air reaches other parts of the house!

2. Use Baking Soda & Vinegar

Do you have a clogged drain? If so, we’ve got some handy tips for how to unclog it! You can try pouring baking soda and vinegar down the sink with water. Wait five minutes before boiling water is poured down your drain as well.

3. Plunging Away

For the hairball that won’t come out of your drain, you need to take a plunger and make some really powerful plunges into it. Make sure to seal up any gaps with cups or flat surfaces, so there are no openings for more clogs.

4. Call Professional Plumber

Clogging is one of those problems that can be a pain to deal with, even when you have all the right tools. Sometimes it's not as simple as trying some DIY methods, and things may take longer than expected because there could be something more serious going on in your plumbing system. Calling an expert plumber will ensure they know what they're doing while also saving you time and money!


When you have nasty and stinky hair clogs in your drain, it’s time to give Payless Plumber Charlotte a call. If you don’t have the know-how or tools on hand to solve this problem yourself, we can help! We are experts at unclogging drains of all shapes and sizes—from small kitchen sink traps to large septic systems. Our technicians will assess your situation before coming up with an effective solution that suits your needs. So get in touch today for more information about our service offerings!