Unclogging a sink

If your sink is clogged, do not call the plumber just yet. There are different ways for you to unclog your sink without having to spend as much on your plumber. Here are the different ways to unclog your sink. Try the simplest and then go to the next if the sink remains clogged.

The simplest way to unclog your sink is to use the plunger and see if the clog will be removed. To do this properly, fill your sink with water and plunge it a couple of times. As soon as the water is drained, pour hot water on your sink. Again give it a chance to drain. Then repeat the process for several times until the clog is removed.

If this does not work, buy any of the unclogging products from your local grocery or hardware store. Follow the directions and the chemical will remove the gunk. That should fix the problem if what is clogging your sink is gunk. If you are not comfortable using strong chemicals, you can use vinegar and baking soda. Just tip a cup of baking soda down your drain and then pour two cups of vinegar. Use a rag to cover your drain so that the reaction will be where it should be, down the drain, and not in your sink.

Now, if you still have not unclogged your sink using these two techniques, it means that there is something in your pipes that is blocking the flow of water. This time you have to do a plumber’s job. Do not worry, this is very easy. And once you know how to do this, you will be able to fix a leak on your sink or retrieved items down your sink drain. This means that you will not have to call your plumber for any of these problems. You will be surprised at how much you can save on plumbing services.

What you have to do now is to remove the P-trap. To do this, loosen the connections until the P-trap is released. Then using a plumber’s snake, find the clog and hook it. Then push it back and forth for several times. This will surely remove the clog. Then let water run on the pipe until the clog is totally washed away. Once you are done, put the P trap back in place again. Just make sure that you tighten the connections so that there will be no leak.

Now, next time you have a leak down your drain, just remove the P-trap and replace the washers. You can also retrieve items from your drain by removing the P-trap.



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