Identifying the Backup and How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink

What is the best way to Unclog a Bathroom Sink? This is an often-asked question and the answer is not as simple as you might think.

To begin with and before we get to how we Unclog a Bathroom Sink, we must identify what exactly is clogging it. Depending on the source of this blockage, there are different ways to go about freeing the backup. We do need to know this before we can begin unclogging, though. So, let’s begin by looking at the four items most often found responsible for a clog.

What is Causing the Clog?

As we note above, there are four common answers to what is clogging your bathroom drain, usually. Here we will look at each of these and discuss the best way to Unclog a Bathroom Sink in each of these instances.

  • Clumps of Hair- We have all seen this before. Hair will enter the sink drain and get caught or clumped inside fairly regularly. To Unclog a Bathroom Sink that hair is the cause, find an item like tweezers or a “zip-it” tool to pull from the drain. If that does not work, you must look at disassembling the whole drain, pulling the hair and reassembling after.
  • Damaged Pipes- The rusting or corroding of your pipes can be the cause of a slow drain or an eventual clog. If this is the problem, you should 1) replace the pipes as soon as possible. Likewise, 2) you can try snaking them to clear through and make things run faster.
  • Soap Scum- Much like the clumped hair, soap scum is a “clog maker” that most people are familiar with. This is a very common “clogger” of drains. To Unclog a Bathroom Sink which is due to soap scum build up try first to pour boiling water through the drain. baking soda and vinegar will also usually work to Unclog a Bathroom Sink. If neither of these work, use a plunger and warm water.
  • Obstruction in P-Trap- The P-Trap is the curved pipe that connects your bathroom sink to the pipe that goes into your wall. Small items can easily fall into the drain and get stuck in this pipe, causing clogging. To Unclog a Bathroom Sink in this case, you just clean out the P-Trap.

What if I tried all these and could not Unclog a Bathroom Sink?

So, you have tried each of the suggested methods to Unclog a Bathroom Sink. Now, if none of them worked, it’s time to contact a pro. Luckily for you, Poole’s Plumbing is the most trusted name in all areas of plumbing across the Raleigh area. Unclogging is no problem to our great staff, and we’d be happy to help you. To contact us at Poole’s for this or any plumbing needs, visit poolesplumbing.com.