Preventing repairs is the best way to increase the profitability of your rental property. Small inexpensive solutions to common problems add up and can save you tons of money on maintenance.
Bathroom sink clogging is one of the most common problems I encounter as a maintenance pro. Here is how to prevents clogs and the products that can help you.
How to prevent bathroom sinks from clogging?
Make sure that no hair gets inside the drain. This solution is next to impossible, especially for a rental property.
Use only liquid soap. Also hard to do for a rental but you can make a recommendation.
Install drain strainers or drains with built-in strainers. This is the solution I would choose because even if you can’t do it by yourself, you will pay the plumber once and not call him every 2-3 months.
There are Two Types of Products Designed to Prevent Bathroom Sink Clogs: Sink Drains with Strainer Basket and Sink Strainer
Sink Drains with Strainer Basket
The Best Drains with Built-In Strainers
KES Bathroom Sink Drain
with Strainer Basket Hair Catcher Anti Clog Pop-up
Drain Stopper Vanity Vessel Sink with Overflow
with Strainer Basket Detachable Pop Up Drain Stopper
Vanity Vessel Sink without Overflow
Also easy to clean as the first choice.
Stainless Steel Strainers and Rubber Plug Stopper
These do not require installation but you still have to remove the old stopper.
This stopper with a built-in strainer is easy to install.
You have to remove the old stopper.
It’s designed for drains of a specific size.
Four strainers included.
Stopper plugs are not included.
Strainers can slow down the drain.