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The Most Effective Way to Unclog a Bathroom Sink

Have a sink that takes forever to drain or one that won’t drain at all? A stoppage in the bathroom sink can become a major nuisance and if you don’t take care of it the right way you can be in for a rude awakening. Not all clogs require a plumber’s expertise, so we’re going to let you in on a few expert tips below:

Why Do Bathroom Sinks Clog In The First Place?

  • Hair

  • Dirt

  • Food

  • Solidified toothpaste

  • Cosmetic items

  • Personal hygiene items

  • Toys

How To Unclog A Bathroom Sink Drain

Loosen the nut on the trap in order to remove the pop-up stem. When you pull it out, it will likely be covered with hair, toothpaste and other sorts of debris so you’ll want to clean it off. However, the stoppage can be below the stopper in the trap. What you’ll need to do is use a drain snake in order to break up the items causing the clog.

How To Prevent Future Clogs

We highly recommend testing your drain stopper to make sure it’s working properly. It should come all the way up and go all the back down so that it creates a seal and nothing can get down the drain. If you don’t have a manual drain stopper, we suggest investing in a drain strainer to catch common clog-causing items from entering the drain.

Having issues unclogging your sink drain? Don’t stress! The expert plumbers at Hero are always here to help. Just give us a call at (612) 324-1004 and we’ll have your sink flowing in no time!


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