How to Unclog The Sink 

Imagine yourself waking up sleepy and making your way to the bathroom. When you turn on the bathroom sink faucet to wash your face and brush your teeth, you notice that it won’t drain. There’s no need to let the bubbling, backed-up sink ruin your day. Following this guide, you can clear a clogged bathroom sink without using chemicals or contacting a professional plumber. 

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Common reasons that clog the drain

  1. Tree roots

The most common reason for blockages and obstructions in water and sewer mains is tree roots. Tree roots can infiltrate systems of any age; however, they are more likely to do so in older homes’ pipes. According to some experts, a gurgling sound is the first indication that tree roots have entered a sewer or water line.

  1. Hair

If hair accumulates, it can cause a slow flow or a total blockage. While we can’t prevent hair from coming out of our heads naturally, we can protect the drain as much as possible with small screens and good practices. For example, we can clean the hair brushes over the trash can.

Here are the five steps you need to follow.

  1. Disconnect the Stopper.

A gunk build-up on the Stopper is the most likely cause of the problem. However, it would help if you first detached it to clean it. Search for a metal strip with openings under the sink. It would help to unscrew the pivot nut holding this metal strip to the drain pipe. Pull the rod from the Stopper out of the pop-up assembly to detach it.

  1. Clean the Stopper by removing it.

When you lift it out, you’ll be surprised by the amount of dirt trapped in the drain stopper. For this stage, you might want to put a nose plugin. Wipe the Stopper with a damp paper towel to remove sludge, then throw the debris in the garbage.

  1. Clean the drains

The bathroom sink may be clogged due to a gunked-up stopper, but you should still use a hand snake on the drain to be safe. You can purchase this helpful small device for a very reasonable price at hardware stores.

While you remove the Stopper, insert the snake into the drain, then crank the handle to rotate the head inside the pipe. It can then grab onto any impediments, such as soap scum, hair, dirt, and other debris, that are in its way. Prepare yourself since the snake will undoubtedly be encrusted in the dirt when you pull it out of the drain. After disposing of the debris, snake the drain once again. Repeat this procedure until the snake emerges largely intact.

  1. Reinstall the Stopper

Go under the sink and reattach the pivot nut to the metal strip after replacing the Stopper in the drain. Pull up the top portion of the metal strip with holes behind the faucet to test the Stopper.

Once you’re certain, the Stopper is working correctly, fully open the drain and turn on the faucet to check whether water is now flowing. If it does, you can resume your work.

  1. Check the P-Trap

Plumbing’s elbow-shaped component is called a p-trap. It may not be possible for your hand snake to remove all of the dirt from the trap; therefore, it is time to peek inside.

Put a container underneath the p-trap and use a wrench to remove the pipe’s connectors. Place the water and debris from the p-trap in your dependable bucket. To get rid of debris lodged inside the pipe, wipe it off as necessary.

Cross your fingers and turn on the faucet after reattaching the P-trap. The water should now flow smoothly. You need a plumber’s assistance if the obstruction is further up the pipe and the bathroom sink c

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