It is no shock that our bathroom sinks get clogged every now and then, especially considering how often we use them. We know that our bathroom sinks are clogged when we notice that water starts to drain out at a very slow rate or almost not at all. There are a lot of things that could cause the clog like a debris or something you’ve dropped into the sink that is big enough to block the drain.
What measures can we take to rid ourselves of the nasty clog? It is easy to call a plumber and fix this problem but you know that getting help nowadays is really expensive. You really want to fix this problem yourself. Actually, it’s very simple.
If you have decided to do the unclogging on your own, you have to follow simple steps so you won’t end up in a bigger disaster.
* Prior to fixing the problem the type of clog needs to be determined. Check if the clogging is partial or total. This knowledge will help you find the correct solution.
* Unclogging a partial or minor clog is easiest. kind of clogging is caused by soft or greasy substances. You will only need to use hot water or an industrial drain cleaner to dissolve the soft stuff that is forming the clog.
* You can help unclog the drain with a plunger as well.
* Do not use hot water if your clog is a complete or total clog. A harsher treatment might be necessary to fight this type of clog. One solution you can do is to clean the u-trap that is a part of the waste water line. This is the pipe which connects the drain to the wall pipe. This area can contain clog related material. A wire brush may be used to clean the u-trap of clog causing debris.
* If this still does not work you will have to use a drill snake to remove the clog. The drill snake’s ability to work through piping makes it an effective clog removal tool.
Prevention is the best cure, even though it is fairly easy to remove a clog try to keep your sink clean so clogs will not occur.