Standing Or Slow-Moving Water? If it takes 15 minutes for your bathroom sink to clear or you’re forced to stand in water while you’re taking a shower, your plumbing isn’t working like it should. The drains in your home should empty water almost instantly. Over time, hair and grease collect in your drains and pipes. Sometimes roots grow into your sewer system. If these obstructions aren’t addressed, they’ll eventually lead to a total blockage. Fortunately, the service department at Waters Edge Plumbing Service in Midland Texas can unclog and clean your drains and pipes so they work like new.