So, someone e-mailed me asking if other people have problems with slow or clogged drains in the tub or sink. The short answer is yes.
The longer answer is some do and some don’t. The plumbing in this building might be described as having “character.” The tub drains often include a sharp angle that makes them impossible to snake, and the line is prone to build-up—especially, I believe, near the junction with the sink drain. Some people don’t have any problems with their drains; my family does. I’ve often wondered what combination of unit plumbing, family size, and soap choices make the difference.
For information about what my family and I do personally to address the problem, or to add your own suggestions, see the comments.
For actual professional advice, contact the management company: email@example.com.
And if anyone has any insight as to whether the type of soap makes a difference—say, bar vs. liquid—I’d love to hear it.