Easy Ways You Can Unclog a Bathroom Sink on Your Own
Is the water in your sink draining slower and slower each time you use it? Are you tired of waiting for the sink to drain so you can clean out the grime ring the slow drain leaves? We get it. It can be frustrating, especially when you are getting ready for the day. The good news is, it is not that hard to unclog a bathroom sink.
Unclogging a bathroom sink does not always need to be professionally handled. Often, you can do it on your own with the things you have around the home. Some items can damage your pipes, so you will want to avoid those. But never fear. Flow Pros Plumbing has put this guide together for simple clog removal. And Flow Pros is always here to help if you cannot remove the blockage on your own.
Natural Ways to Unclog a Sink
Most homeowners agree, the more natural product we can use, the better for us and the environment. But did you also know that many of these natural products you can find in your pantry and they work well? Before you resort to harsh chemicals, try the following.
- Baking Soda & Vinegar
- Baking Soda & Salt
- Boiling Water
- Wet and Dry Shop Vacuum
- Wire Hanger
Actions to Take
First, you will want to turn off the water and clean underneath the sink. Then remove the stopper from the sink to really get in there. Then you can remove all of the clogging gunk. It is not a fun job, but your sink will drain so much better once the gunk is gone. Once you put it all together again, you can use one of the natural remedies to clean it further out.
Avoid These Remedies
Now that you know what steps you can take to clear your drains in the home, here are a few suggestions of what you should not do.
Avoid Caustic Chemicals: A chemical drain cleaner seems like it is an okay thing to use. After all, that is what it was made for, right? Well, yes and no. Overuse of these chemicals can soften PVC pipes and damage older metal pipes. Not to mention, you must be careful when pouring the solvent into the drain. A splash can burn your skin or eyes.
Forceful Plunging: Forcing a clog with excessive plunging can make the problem worse and even break a pipe. If a regular plunging does not work, move on, and try something else.
Keeping Your Bathroom Sink Clear
Often, clearing a bathroom sink takes several tries. You may dislodge the scum from the buildup, but the hair causing the clog is still in there. It may take a few attempts to really get it all. So, the pros at Flow Pros have put together some tips for avoiding clogs in the future.
- Try to keep hair from shaving and brushing from being washed down the drain.
- Place a grate over sinks that are in high use.
- Clean the stopper often.
- Finish your morning and evening routine by flushing the sink with hot water.
- Use a natural solvent or boiling water once a month to keep drains clear.
It isn’t that difficult to keep the drains from clogging unless you have a nasty clog and need help to get it cleared. A plumber will have the tools and experience to know how to remove the clog and advise you on avoiding it in the future.
Call Flow Pros to Unclog a Bathroom Sink
When you have tried all you can, or the problem is all too reoccurring, you have the option to call a plumber. You see, we deal with these issues multiple times every day. With experience and the right tools, we can clear the drain in no time, allowing you to get back to a regular grooming routine.
Do you have a clog you just cannot get rid of? We are here to help! Contact the friendly staff at Flow Pros Plumbing today to quickly remove the clog and help you get on your way.
Also, please consider a maintenance plan with Flow Pros to keep all the plumbing parts of your home running smoothly.
Contact Flow Pros Plumbing for a free no-obligation evaluation today!