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How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink

If you have ever had a clogged bathroom sink, you know how frustrating it can be when water backs up in the sink and will not drain, no matter how much you plunge. Let's discuss a couple of the best ways to clear a clogged sink and keep it cleared.

Remove Buildup

It is no secret that hair and soap scum are some of the most common objects blocking drains, so the first step in unclogging your drain is to attempt to remove any objects causing the blockage.

You can use a pair of pliers or even your fingers, to pull out hair or other debris that might be lodged in the drain.

Baking Soda & Vinegar

If removing visible debris did not resolve the issue, then you may want to try a home remedy drain cleaner.

First, pour a cup of baking soda down the drain. Next pour in a cup of vinegar.

The combination of these two common household items can be an effective and inexpensive approach to clearing out any gunk that might be stuck in the pipes. Plus, it is much safer for your home and the environment than traditional chemical products and does not involve any harsh odors.

Take a break and let your mixture of baking soda and vinegar sit for 15 minutes. During this time, your pipes will be saturated in the cleansing solution.

After 15 minutes, return to the sink and flush the mixture away using only hot water. This helps dislodge any lingering bacteria or particles on the inner walls of the pipe.

Give this simple solution a try if you struggle with slow-draining sinks or foul smells in your home's plumbing system.

Boil Water and Pour it Down the Drain

Boiling water may seem like an odd solution to a clogged drain, but it can be very effective.

The hot water will melt away any grease or oil that is stuck to the walls of the pipe, which is often the cause of many sink blockages.

Prevent Future Bathroom Sink Clogs

The best way to prevent bathroom sink clogs in the future is by regularly cleaning your bathroom sink and drains. We suggest a monthly deep clean with specific drain treatments depending on your plumbing system. Avoid letting any large items or hair get caught in your sink or drains.

Call a Professional Plumber

If the clog persists, give one of our experienced plumbers a call to investigate the scope of the problem and provide you with a lasting solution.

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