How to Unclog a Sink Drain
Whether it’s hair or bits of soap bars clogging the bathroom sink or grease and food blocking up the one in the kitchen, clogged drains are one of the most common household plumbing problems.
There are a few things you can try out to clear the clogs without having to flush harsh chemicals down the drain:
First off, try to clear things with a plunger. Make sure there’s enough water in the bottom of the basin to cover the lip of the plunger to create a vacuum but not so much that the plunging action will shoot out onto the countertop.
Before plunging, you should plug any escape routes from which water could come shooting out. In a kitchen with a double sink, put a stopper in the other basin; in the bathroom, plug the overflow drain at the top edge of the bowl with a rag.
For a simple clog, a few quick strokes up and down might push the blockage through or pull it up. Lift the plunger out and see if the water drains. If that doesn’t work, drive the plunger up and down vigorously a dozen or more times. Then, on your final upward stroke, pull it completely out of the water. Repeat the process two or three times. If the clog remains as is, contact ClearView to schedule an appointment.
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