Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Unclogging the Sink

When you notice that the water in the bathroom sink is slowly draining out then take that as a sure sign that your sink is clogged. The most common cause for bathroom sinks to get clogged are the long hairs. They got stuck in the drain because of the curve most pipes have.
You don't have worry about it though. If it is hair that got stuck then you can easily unclog your bathroom sink. But if the advice I am going to give doesn't work or the cause for clogging is something else concrete, for example, don't count to unclog your sink by yourself. Contact a professional plumber immediately.
Unclogging the drain can be easily done without having to use strong caustic chemicals that are expensive and potentially harmful if not used right. Battersea cleaners say that clogged pipes could easily be unclogged using nothing more than a wrench (not necessarily), and old toothbrush, ½ cup of baking soda and 2 cups hot vinegar. The procedure is quite simple and it won't take a lot of time – 15 minutes. Less time than going to the store and back.
Pour the baking soda down the drain together with the hot vinegar. Let it sit for 2 minutes then run the hot water for 10 seconds. Now unscrew the U-pipe under the sink, but place a plastic basin underneath it. Battersea cleaners remind you that a lot of dirt and filth is going to slide down the drain and fall into the basin. Clean the insides of the drain using the old toothbrush so that the rest of muck falls, too. Clean the U-pipe with the toothbrush from both ends and run water through it to see if its passing to the other sides without any obstructions. If not, then attach it back to the sink and you are ready.
See how easy and quickly you've unclogged your own bathroom sink.


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