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By Drain Cleaning, Spokane Plumber

Plumber Recommended Technique Of How To Unclog A Sink

A clogged sink is a plumbing issue that most people will have to deal with at some point. Fortunately, this is an issue that is easily corrected in most cases. Below is a list of tips from a plumber for unclogging a sink:

Use A Plunger

Using a plunger is one of the simplest ways to remove a clog from a sink. The first thing that you will need to do is fill the sink halfway with hot water.

If you have a double sink, then you will need to put a washcloth in the clogged drain. After that, you will need to start plunging. Continue plunging until the clog is removed.

Boiling Water

You may be able to unclog your Spokane sink with boiling water. You will need to heat water up on the stove or in the microwave.

Pour a little bit of boiling water into the sink at a time. Wait a few seconds before you pour the next bit of boiling water. The water will help loosen up the clog.

Baking Soda And Vinegar

You will need to mix 1/3 cup of vinegar with 1/3 cup of baking soda. Pour the mixture down the drain, and it will immediately start to fizz. The fizzing action helps remove anything that is clogging up your Spokane pipe.

Let the mixture sit for one hour. You can also let the mixture sit overnight. After you have allowed the mixture to sit for one hour or more, you should rinse it out with hot water.

Drain Snake

A drain snake is a piece of equipment that is fairly easy to remove. It is a flexible, long metal rope that has a spiral metal end. Drain snakes are great for removing serious clogs. You will need to lower the drain snake into the sink. Hook the clog and pull it out slowly.

Run water in the sink in order to see if the clog is still there. If water will not run through the drain, then the sink is still clogged. You will need to use the snake again.

If you are not able to remove the clog, then you should consider calling a plumber. You should also call a plumber if your drains are frequently clogged.

Need assistance with your clogged Spokane, WA sink? Give Vietzke Trenchless Inc. a call today at (509) 262-5127 and we would love to help.