YASS Plumbing on how you can help you Unclog Your Bathroom Sink
Blocked Drains in Northern Beaches
A clogged bathroom sink is a major inconvenience that can hamper your household’s bathroom use. Not only does it cause water waste, but also the loss of valuable time that you could be spending on more important tasks. However, with some careful planning, most people should remove the drain stopper in their sink without the aid of any tools and still have a working sink in no time at all. In this article, we will look at a few simple ways that anyone with blocked drains in Northern Beaches can practice and remove the stoppers on their bathroom sinks, tub drains, and bathtub drains.
Use tongs and wire hangers to go past whatever is blocking the sink. Aging and sediment buildup can cause plumbing clogs. Here is what you can do:
1- Add 1 cup of baking soda (plus a few drops of dish soap) to your toilet tank to help remove bad odors. Run the water for 5-10 minutes to flush out any trapped air that may have accumulated in your toilet. Check the supply line if you notice that the water is not flowing as usual when using your toilet. Once the supply line has been cleared of debris, reattach the supply line by using the new rubber boot supplied with it. For clogged drains, the easiest way is to use a plunger.
2- If the blockage persists, try using the boiling water technique. Fill a large pot with enough warm water to cover all of the pipes in your home (at least 12 gallons). Turn on the faucet for your sink or bathtub and turn off the water running through the rest of the pipes in the house while waiting for the water to boil over the faucet drip line. This will help flush out any debris that might be stuck in the pipes and prevent it from backing up into your home when the water boils over during the cleaning process itself. It will also helps reduce pressure buildup if the pipes are old or damaged.
3- To unclog a blocked drain, use a clean plunger to form a tight seal over the bathroom sink drain opening before turning on the cold water faucet and running water through the pipe until it begins flowing freely again. Then remove the plunger and re-seal the area with a rag or towel dipped in white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. Pour some white vinegar into a bucket and dip a cloth or rag into it. Run the rag under the kitchen sink faucet, between the hot and cold pipes, then pull it back out and wipe down the pipe and valves.
Plumbers who unclog blocked drains in Northern Beaches suggest regular maintenance of pipes and valves to prevent long-term damage.