Question: Why does my sink back up when I do laundry?

Sometimes, water might back up in the kitchen sink while youre doing a load of laundry, or your bathtub will fill with water. Either case means that your main drain line is clogged. You need to call a professional to clear the drain for you.

Why does my drain back up when I do laundry?

Blockage. The most common cause of basement drain backing up when washing clothes would be a blockage. Specifically, it might be caused by a clogged drainpipe. In some instances, the blockage may also be caused by having a very small drainpipe requiring you to replace it soon.

Why is water coming out of my sink drain?

Water coming up the drain into a sink typically indicates a clog somewhere, including locations such as the sink trap, the main drain line, the garbage disposal or the vent pipe.

Can you pour Drano in main sewer line?

All Drano® products are safe and can be used with plastic pipes or metal pipes. Just follow the label directions so you can clear that clog safely.

Why do plumbers say not to use Drano?

Why Drano is Dangerous Drano sits in a pipe until the clog dissolves, continually reacting and generating heat. Toilet bowls can crack. PVC pipes can soften and eventually break. Old, corroded pipes can be easily damaged, and Drano can quickly eat away at the glue holding pipes together.

Why does my double sink back up?

If both sides of your double kitchen sinks appear clogged and begin to back up, the likely reason is a blockage in your sinks main drain or you have a clogged garbage disposal. Baking soda and hot water can help unclog your drain and works great as a cleaning agent and odor absorbent.

Can you pour drain cleaner down a vent pipe?

Can you use drain cleaner in a vent pipe? Any plumbing professional will tell you not to use drain cleaner like Drano. If you dont have a drain auger, they can offer a short-term solution.

How do you force a washing machine to drain?

How to Manually Drain a Top-Loading Washing MachineStep 1: Turn off the power and lay down towels. Step 2: Locate the drain hose at the back of the washing machine. Step 3: Drain the water. Step 1: Turn off the power and lay down towels. Step 2: Locate the drain hose. Step 3: Drain the water. Step 4: Scrub the filter.Nov 3, 2020

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