If you don’t regularly clear out the drains in your bathroom, they’ll eventually get clogged and cause you even more trouble. Disrupting your plumbing system’s normal water pressure distribution can lead to costly problems like a burst or cracked pipe. When you need to clear a drain or remove a clog, maintenance is the last thing on your mind. That’s because the idea is that whatever goes in must eventually leave via the drains.
Before you do anything to try to unclog your bathroom sink drain, make sure you have the following items on hand. What you need to get started is outlined here.
– a drain snake or auger
– a plunger
– a bucket & sponge
– a trash can with a lid
– gloves & safety goggles if desired
– rags & towels
Try Using A Zip-It
Zip-It drain cleaning tools are thin, flexible plastic strips with several teeth on one end. Put the tool as far down the drain as possible (it’s okay if you can’t get beyond the clog at first), rock it back and forth to remove any hair or other debris, and draw it out slowly.
Pour Boiling Water
The process entails more than bringing water to a boil over the stove. Pour the liquid down the sink drain gently once it has been brought to a boil; do not touch it with your bare hands. Since most bathroom sinks don’t have handles or side walls, a turkey baster can be used to get in close. If pouring hot water down the drain doesn’t work immediately, give it a few minutes to work.
Plunge The Drain
Plunge the drain by placing the rubber section of the plunger over the top of the drain. Using both hands, press down hard and then pull up to suction obstacles upwards. If necessary, wait for a little before trying again, and avoid forcing the issue, as doing so could crack older pipes.
Use A Drain Snake
You can unclog a drain by threading a drain snake, also known as a plumber’s auger, plumbing snake, or drain auger, down the drain. The snake features a corkscrew-like end and a hand crank on the opposite end to help it bore through tight spaces.
Carefully slip your drain snake into the pipe in the wall where your P-trap was attached; you should already have the P-trap removed from the previous step. Turning the handle allows you to advance the drill and clear the obstruction.
Having to take the time and make an effort to remove the clogged object from the bathroom sink makes draining the sink a challenge. If you experience trouble repairing the bathroom sink, you should use a professional service. When it comes to plumbing issues like clogged drains, broken pipes, dripping faucets, etc., New Flow Plumbing is the company to call. You may trust that we will provide you with the highest quality service. Reach out to us immediately!