When you are going about your morning or evening routine in the bathroom, a clogged bathroom sink can cause you a great deal of stress and frustration. Rather than just ignore the problem and let it get worse rather than better, you can and should get to know some of the ways that you can clear out your clogged bathroom sink drain. That way, you can get this plumbing issue taken care of quickly and before you experience any bathroom flooding due to your clogged bathroom sink.
Try Using Boiling Water
One of the best home remedies of a clogged sink drain is boiling water. Make sure that all of the water is drained from your sink from previous use, and clear out any solid debris that you notice around the drain of your sink.
Then, you just need to boil a pot of water. If you want to make it easier to pour, you can boil the water in a stove-top tea kettle with a spout. As soon as the water reaches a hard boil, bring it to the bathroom sink and slowly pour it down the drain. The heat of the water can dissolve all or part of what is clogging the drain and get the water flowing more freely.
Vinegar and Baking Soda
Another option for unclogging your bathroom sink drain is to use a combination of vinegar and baking soda to clear your drain. Anyone who has been to a grade school science fair knows that the reaction between baking soda and vinegar is a bubbly "volcanic" reaction.
This can actually work to your advantage in that the bubbling reaction can overwhelm and dissolve or dislodge the clog. The first step to this process is to pour around half a cup of baking soda down the sink drain. Next, you will pour in a cup of white distilled vinegar down the drain as well. Allow this solution to work its way through your drain for twenty to thirty minutes. At that time, you can pour hot or boiling water down the drain to finalize the process.
Sometimes the clog in your bathroom sink drain is too stubborn or large for the aforementioned home remedies to take care of the problem. And other times, the clog can be deeper in the pipe than these home remedies can effectively reach.
If that is the case, your best bet is to hire a plumber for professional drain cleaning services. Professionals can use snake tools or take the pipes under your sink apart to find and remove the clog from your bathroom sink drain and resolve the problem in no time.
Now that you know some of the ways that you can clear your clogged bathroom drain, you can get started in the process and get your sink back in working order as quickly as possible.