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How to Unclog Slowly Draining Bathroom Sink

Whether we like it or not, sink can go wrong over time. Homeowners usually complain stuck hair and gunk below their drain as the culprit in having slow-draining sinks in their bathroom. You may not call a plumber right away as you can actually fix it yourself. Make a homemade tool from a wire, ease down into your drain and pull the gunk and hair that cause the clog. The proper functioning of your drain will then restore as soon as you have done all these.

To give you detailed instruction on how to do this task yourself, follow the steps provided below.

Step 1:

Get a wire hanger and clip off its straight bottom piece with wire cutters or a pair of pliers. The pliers allow you to bend the metal it snaps where you would prefer it to break.

Step 2:

You have to fashion a T handle on one end of the wire. See to it that this handle is big enough so it will be able to hold any clogged item down your sink.  

Step 3:

Bend a tiny hook on the side or end of the wire, approximately a quarter inch in diameter. It should be wide enough for it to grab the gunk, but not too big to prevent it from being stuck in your drain.

Step 4:

Fish the end of the hook into your drain and feel around. It is not really necessary to fish it deeper because most of the hair or anything that can cause blockage gets tangled in the mechanism of the drain.

Step 5:

It can be seen that most drains these days are equipped with a drain in plus sign with four surrounding holes. Use this plumbing tool properly in each of these holes and hook onto the gathered hair clamps before pulling them out. You will get the hang of it for sure, although it may require some practice.

Step 6:

You may just push the tool back in and make a twist until it comes out, in the event it becomes stuck on something down the drain.

Step 7:

Just continue this procedure until the hair or any other obstructions are taken out from your drain. You may have to do it twice, thrice or more to get things done properly and make the drain completely free from any clog.

Step 8:

Once you have taken the items that caused clogs to your drain, you need to put them in the trash bin. Make the surrounding area or the bathroom free from any mess after unclogging the drain

Step 9:

To complete the whole plumbing procedure, you have to turn the faucet on, test your unclogged drain, and rinse out your bathroom sink. It is expected then that your drain will be back to its usual draining function.

In case the procedure fails, you may try a plunger to lift and agitate clogged items in your drain. What really matters here is that you find easy ways to solve the blocked bathroom sink without spending much in hiring a plumber.