3 DIY methods for Unclogging Your Bathroom Sink

3 DIY methods for Unclogging Your Bathroom Sink

A buildup of products, soap scum, and other residues can result in problems with your sink. While a slow sink does not mean it is completely clogged, it is still annoying to deal with.

Fortunately, there are many DIY methods with which you can unclog your sink quickly. Even if you are a newbie in the plumbing world, these easy tips will allow you to handle minor sink clogs like a pro.

Understanding the problem:

First, you need to understand why your bathroom sink is not draining as fast as it used to. Even if the sink takes a minute or two to drain completely, it will be classified as a slow drain.

A slow drain may be because of strands of hair, soap scum, and other debris buildup that has blocked water flow. Homeowners tend to put off getting a slow drain fixed until they absolutely can’t handle it anymore, but it is very easy to take care of.

Use one of the following DIY methods to fix a clogged sink:

Boiling water:

The easiest way to unclog your sink is to use boiling water. Drain out your sink completely, and pour some boiling hot water into the drain slowly.

The water should start to clear the clog, and you’ll be able to run the rest of the water without it staying in the basin.

Natural solvents:

If boiling water doesn’t work for your sink, there are several natural household solvents you can use instead.

First, you need to drain the sink completely and then pour a fourth of a cup of baking soda into the drain. To make sure it all goes down, you can use a funnel or paper rolled into a cone.

Next, add one 1/4th cup of white vinegar using the funnel. Plug the drain with a sink stopper or a towel, and let the mixture work its magic for 20 minutes or so.

Then pour boiling water into the drain slowly, and you should see it going down the sink immediately.

Use a Plunger

While every house has a plunger, it is mostly used for the commode. However, you can use it to clear bathroom sink clogs as well.

Remove the sink stopper and add a little water to the sink to cover the drain by about an inch. Position the plunger on the center of the drain and push to create a seal, and follow by pumping the plunger up and down for 30 seconds to a minute.

As you remove the plunger, the water should clear from your drain immediately.

If the above tricks don’t work for your sink, you may have a more serious problem on hand. Call Pro Serve Plumbers at 817-244-0614 and let us take care of your sink clog and other plumbing issues you have.