Hello . Bathroom Sink or shower drains?
This can be a frequent consideration if you have someone blessed with curly or long hair like we do.
Even though we have an auger, most commonly we find that our drains need to be physically fished out. Either using an unbent hanger as a refashioned hook or plastic barbed tool from the dollar store to explore the drain obstruction.
Fishing out the blockage with that in -our experience— to partially involve hair seems to most readily alleviate stoppage in our faucets and shower drains.
There are some retrofit devices out there and that could be helpful if you get your drain clean consider the little mushroom cap for collecting the hair. There is also a more refined looking chrome for one but if you look at customer reviews and Q&A’s it seems like this mushroom one has a higher review. You may consider having a look at these existing devices to see if that will help the problem from from reoccurring.
As noted above, it depends on what’s been going down the drain- food, hair, soap scum...
Yes, an auger that chucks into a cordless drill is a cheap investment. They last forever, if put away clean & dried.
For my kitchen sink I put septic tank enzymes in it overnight about once a month.
For my toilets & sewer main, I flush copper sulfate down them once a month.
To clean a drain, pour ½ of a cup of baking soda down your drain followed by ½ a cup of white vinegar. Cover or plug the drain immediately and let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes. While that is happening, heat up some water in a tea kettle or on the stove and then pour in down the drain.
I find that a drain snake works well, and will clean out your drain much better and more safely than most cleaners. You can get one at most home improvement stores and places like Walmart.
This may sound crazy, but try pouring soda down it - Coco Cola!
This video uses vinegar and baking soda. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u0sMRKb0NY