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Basics Of Unclogging A Bathroom Sink

bathroom sinkDo you need plumbing help in your house? You might live on your own or you may be the adult in charge. No matter what your circumstance, you need to learn how to unclog a drain, and specifically a sink drain. Learn how to get physical with these methods so that you don’t have to call the plumber every time.

The Natural Method

Chances are that you are clogging the sink without even trying. If you shave over in or have anyone with longer hair living with you, there will be some issue. And add to that grease, soap scum, and other gunk for a nice big mess. You can try to clear it out the natural way first.

Run down the sink a mixture of ½ cup of white vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda. This will create a kind of clearing foam that bursts the junk out. Then, once it is loosened up this way, you can easily plunge it. This might even do the trick alone. Lots of people swear by it. And the concoction can be used to get out surface lime deposits with a sponge tool. Talk about multi-purpose!

Plunge It Out

Get great plumbing help with the right kind of plunger. Many people don’t know that there is such a thing as a sink plunger. Believe it or not, it is different than that used on the toilet. It is the smaller bowl-shaped kind that people often mistakenly purchase for all-purpose use. While this is great for the sink and shower, it cannot create enough suction for the toilet.

Check to make sure that your plungers are in good repair. Pull them out every so often and check for cracks, and signs of stiffening. This can make them too hard to use. They really need to be flexible to function properly. It is a mistake to wait until you need it to replace it. At that point you can end up with water all over the floor and a giant mess, too.

Use What You Have

You can even use common household items like hangers for effective plumbing help. Just cut the bottom straight edge of the hanger off and discard the rest. Bend one end into a T-shape, to use as a handle that is easy to grip and will not go down the drain. Bend the other end into a little fishhook to catch the junk down the drain. It needs to be small enough to fit in the holes and large enough to hook onto things.

Then work it down, just as you would a snake, and wiggle it around some to get the intruder. Pull it out, trash the junk, and test the sink again. These are inexpensive way to unclog your bathroom sink.


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