Unclog Your Sink
Our bathroom sink clogs up occasionally. From hair to soap and toothpaste buildup, to other type dirt – it eventually congeals together and causes a clog, so the sink either drains very slowly or not at all.
I’ve had success with taking a snake type grabber tool (claw retriever) and pulling the junk up. I take the drain plug off and put the tool down, then open it up and stick the snake down closed, then open the claws and close again to fish up junk down the drain.
Sometimes a plunger is all that is needed – to create a high suction of push and pull in the sink. For it to work, the sink needs standing water, so let it fill up enough even if it drains slowly.
If you cannot get the drain plug out, either it is stuck with the muck, or has a certain way to get it loose and out. Today we had a stuck drain plug, so we put baking soda down the pipe and followed it with vinegar and held the plug shut. The bubbling reaction unclogged enough buildup, so it drained much better.
If you can’t make any of that work, you can pour in a drain cleaner product – but be careful as it is very toxic. Wash away any trace of it from the sink.
If that doesn’t work, you might need to call a plumber in. He can snake the drain free of the clog or any other fix he needs, including getting into the piping.