A clogged sink drain is a nuisance, but often quite easy to fix. If water is standing in the sink, start by bailing out as much of it as possible into a bucket.
The next step is plunging. (In a twin sink, plug the other drain with a rag or sponge before attacking the clogged one, and hold it in place while plunging.)
Place the cup of the plunger over the drain and plunge vertically; hold the plunger firmly in place for the best seal around the drain.
If the drain isn’t clear after about 10 minutes, the clog is probably more solid, and you’ll need to try the following techniques.
In drains with a built-in plug, remove the lever that controls it and pull out the stem -a clog may be hanging from it. On a strainer-style drain, pull out the strainer or unscrew the plate; the clog may be just beneath it.
If these methods still don’t work, you will then need to call a plumber.
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