How to Unclog a Sink Drain Efficiently

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How to Unclog a Sink DrainWe never realize how much we enjoy having a working plumbing system until our sink drain becomes clogged. Standing water is not only frustrating, it can lead to foul odors as well. Learn how to unclog a sink drain before you actually have this problem so that you will be well prepared to take care of it before calling a professional Amarillo plumbing company like Pratt Plumbing.

The Plunger Method

When using a plunger, the first thing that you’ll want to do is partially fill the clogged sink with water. For double sinks, make sure that you have a washcloth stuffed into the working drain so that all of the pressure from the plunger will be focused on the clog. Vigorously work the plunger up and down for a few seconds before yanking it up to see if the water drains out.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

You’ll probably see vinegar listed more than a few times when learning how to unclog a sink drain. Use a bucket to get rid of as much of the standing water as you can before pouring a cup of baking soda down the clogged drain. After that, add a cup of white vinegar and stop the drain up with a stopper so that the chemical reaction is forced down into the actual clogged drain. Wait about five minutes or so to see if the drain has cleared up.

When teaching yourself how to unclog a sink drain, don’t hesitate to contact Pratt Plumbing at 806-316-5710 should the obstruction prove especially stubborn. We’re available 24/7 for special plumbing emergencies.

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