Have a Clogged Bathroom Sink?
Nothing interrupts the comfort of your home more than dealing with an unexpected plumbing issue. A clogged bathroom sink can cause flooding in your bathroom and water damage to your home. This is why the plumbers of Any Hour Services take every step possible to help remedy clogged bathroom sink issues as fast as possible.
If the clog is not causing any backup or major flooding, first try out the DIY steps we have listed below. If your clog is more of an emergency or still won't drain after trying the DIY steps, don't hesitate to call our Utah plumbing company! We promise friendly customer service, trustworthy and experienced plumbing professionals and cost-efficient pricing.
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DIY Tips for Unclogging Your Bathroom Sink
Clean the Stopper
Many bathroom sinks have a small metal stopper in the drain that is meant to prevent large particles of soap, hair or other debris from going down the drain. Often, these debris are caught in the metal stopper and can cause your bathroom sink to drain slowly. Unscrew the stopper and remove any debris.
Drain Snake or Wire Hanger
If the stopper is not the problem, the clog may be located deeper in the drain. If you have a drain snake on hand, get it out and give your drain a quick snake to remove any blockages. No snake? Try a wire hanger! Simply bend it so you can fit it into your sink while holding firmly to the other end. You should be able to pull up any hair or other mess clogging your drain with this method.
Can't reach the clog with your snake or wire hanger? Grab your sink plunger (do not use the toilet plunger) and place it over the drain. Fill the sink with enough water to just cover the plunger and rapidly move it up and down, creating a suction force over the drain. Plunging should dislodge the blockage and your drain will flow freely. But be careful! Putting too much pressure into the drain might cause something under the sink to become disconnected and leak water into the cabinet.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
If none of the above are working, your issue may be related to a dirty drain with built up grime instead of a main blockage. You can try to dissolve this grime with baking soda and vinegar. First, pour half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of vinegar into the drain and let it sit ten to 15 minutes - this should dissolve any minor buildup. Then pour boiling water down the drain to clear the sludge away. Be aware that if your drains are particularly old, you may need professional drain cleaning or hydro jetting.
Check the P-trap
Bathroom sink clogs are more often than not caused by a ring, necklace, small plastic toy or other foreign objects that have fallen down the drain. If you have a stubborn clog, this could be the cause. Check the P-Trap, or U shaped bend in the pipe under your sink, for any foreign object that could have gotten caught there. Make sure to turn off the water before removing the pipe.
Call on a Professional
If you've tried all of our above DIY clogged bathroom sink tips and nothing is working, it's time to call on a professional. This is where the Any Hour Services plumbing team steps in! Our plumbers and drain experts have the knowledge, tools and techniques needed to unclog any drain. Whether it's a simple fix or a drain that requires deep cleaning, our team can help you get to the root of the issue. We promise to fully explain the problem, how we will fix it and pricing options before we begin any work. Don't wait until you need an emergency plumber - call on Any Hour Services at the first sign of a drain problem and we will have your pipes flowing properly in no time!
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