Plumbers Recommended Technique of How to Unclog a Sink

Almost every Cartersville homeowner has dealt with a clogged sink. When the sink is inoperable because of a clog, you realize how important it is in your daily life.

Cartersville, GA draincleaning_720While there are plenty of drain de-clogging chemicals available at most stores, these can deteriorate pipes and cause other problems. Following are some recommended techniques from plumbers of how to unclog a sink.

Use a Sink Plunger

Using a plunger to flush water through the drain will often break the material causing the clog. When using the plunger approach, first fill the sink with warm water.

Then position the plunger over the drain. If the sink is a double sink, cover the other drain with a cap or washcloth. Next, work the plunger several times in rapid intervals.

Finally, remove the plunger and observe is their is any improvement in the draining. It may take several attempts to dislodge the clog, so the process may need repeating several times.

Use a Cable Auger or “Snake”

A cable auger, sometimes referred to as “snake,” can be used to break up and remove material in the pipes causing the clog. You may need to disconnect the trap from the sink to enable entry into the pipes that lead to the sink.

You will want to have a bucket on hand to catch any water from the pipe. Run the auger through the pipe several times and try to catch any clogs caught by the auger. Repeat the process until the auger ceases to be block by any obstructions. Do not forget to reconnect any pipes to the sink.

Use Household Items

Drains may also be unclogged through use of hot water, vinegar and baking soda. Combine equal amounts of baking soda and vinegar (suggested no more than 1 cup of each) and pour them into the clogged drain. After several minutes, run warm water down the drain. If the sink still does not drain, pour boiling hot water down the drain.

Through following these simple suggestions, clogs may be remedied with little expense or effort. If a clog cannot be easily remedied, then a plumber can assist to determine the issue and remove the obstructions. If you have questions or concerns about your Cartersville home clog, seek out the advice of a plumber before attempting to resolve the problem yourself.

Need assistance with your clogged Cartersville, GA sink? Give Georgia Plumbing Experts a call today at (770) 744-0210 and we would love to help.