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How to Unclog Your Bathroom Sink

How to Unclog Your Bathroom Sink

Any bathroom sink can get clogged. Unclogging can cost a lot of money, even if it is a very simple process for a professional plumber. The second nasty thing about it is that you will pay for the plumber to come to your home. No matter how careful you are, every now and then, hairs, toothpaste, soap and any other substance like cream will get down the drain and start clogging your bathroom sink.

So, if that convinces you to go on by yourself to unclog the bathroom sink, check following steps below for DIY fans.

The first question you have to ask yourself is if the clogging is partial or complete. A partial clogging is easy to unclog. The reason is that you might some caustic substance flow through the drain. If you don’t have any at hand, try simply pouring some hot boiling water down the drain. Since the clog is formed by mostly soft stuff, the hot water will dissolve it.

However, not always is the clog caused by greasy soft substances. In this case, try this grandma’s receipt: mix some vinegar and baking soda and let it flow down the drain. This won’t dissolve hairs, but hairs by themselves cannot clog a drain, since they do not stick to anything. Only the combination of greasy substances and hairs can clog the drain.

Obviously, you can also combine the boiling water with the vinegar and baking soda. The latter elements need time to be effective, so leave it to do its job for a couple of hours before you go for the second charge.

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The third method for unclogging is applying a plunger on the bathroom sink. This will solve almost any complete clogging, and it is also useful for transforming a complete clogging into a partial clogging, which can be dealt with the recipe above.

Combining the methods above will work in almost all cases. However, sometimes nothing will bring you any step forward. Sometimes you could try the more intensive way of removing the pipe for cleaning it. Sometimes the clogging is deeper, and you might need a cable to at least transform a total clogging into a partial clogging.

It is difficult to find a clogging which will resist all the methods above. No bathroom sink can be clogged that nothing will ever help. Definitely it is only clogged by soft elements, unless you know that some other harder stuff is blocking your drain.

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