How to Unclog a Sink

Here are some easy ways to unclog a sink before you call a professional plumber. We’ve all had those situations where your bathroom sink suddenly stopped draining or started draining slowly. We know as much as anyone how annoying this can be if you don’t know how to unclog a sink.

How to unclog a sink

Try Boiling Water to Unclog a Sink

Allow your clogged sink to completely drain and then slowly pour boiling water down the drain. This should get rid of a lot of the build-up immediately. Allow the water to completely drain before seeing if you need to repeat this method.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Can Unclog a Drain

Baking soda and vinegar are commonly used for DIY cleaning projects because of their natural chemical reaction properties.

To unclog a drain, allow your drain to completely drain, remove the sink cover. Pack the drain opening with a ¼ cup of baking soda. Then add 1 cup of vinegar. This should immediately start to fizz up.

Let the mixture work its magic for 20 minutes, and then pour boiling water down the drain.

How to unclog a sink
How to unclog a sink

Try a Plunger to Unclog a Drain

Plungers don’t just have to be used to unclog toilets!

To unclog a drain, remove your sink cover. Most of these are removable simply by unscrewing the cover, but it may take a little more pulling to remove your sink cover since your sink is clogged.

After removing the drain cover, fill the sink with some water, center the plunger over the drain, create a strong seal, and plunge up and down for 20 seconds.

After removing the plunger, you may see the water instantly drain. You can repeat this method a few times to unclog the drain if it doesn’t work the first time.

Call A Plumbing Professional at High Speed Plumbing

If you’ve tried all of these methods and to unclog your sink and it’s still isn’t draining correctly, consider calling a plumbing professional at High Speed Plumbing.

High Speed Plumbing is available 24/7 for all your emergency plumbing needs, so no matter what time you notice your shower isn’t draining, High Speed Plumbing can be there to fix it for you!

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