Clogged Bathroom Sink Drains and HVAC Systems
What does my air conditioning (HVAC) problem have to do with my clogged bathroom sink?
Can my HVAC cause clogged sinks in my bathroom? The answer may be yes.
If you find that your air conditioner is not cooling your house like it usually does, it may be caused by a clogged HVAC line. Have you noticed that your bathroom sink is draining slower than normal or is it clogged and not draining at all? If so, the two problems are likely connected.
A home’s HVAC system depends on existing parts of the home to run properly. The AC lines of the HVAC system are connected to the drains in your bathroom. The system relies on the drains to remove the condensation created. The condensation causing the clog in the air conditioning unit can back up into the bathroom drains.
Clogged Drain Cleaning" width="150" height="150" />Even worse, the condensation issues with the air conditioner, can carry the clog through it to the bathroom drains where it can cause an even bigger clog, mixed with regularly draining water from the sink.
While a clogged bathroom sink drain is most likely caused by the sink itself, and the water and debris that follows, it can also be caused by a clog that originated in the HVAC system. To alleviate the problem, it may require that both the sink and the HVAC drain lines be unclogged.
The same way a clog can form within the air conditioner lines is the same way a clog can be created in the bathroom drains as mold, mildew, and debris flow from the AC lines to the bathroom drain.
If your HVAC system is not cooling properly and you have a stubborn clog in either your AC lines or your bathroom sink, Trident Plumbing can help.