4 Ways To Unclog Your Sink

If your sink has become clogged, you want to know a few ways that you can repair it on your own if possible, especially if you are dealing with this late at night or in the early hours of the morning when a regular plumber is not available to help. Here are four ways that could help unclog your sink before you hire an emergency plumber:

  1. Use a Plunger: Using a plunger is an easy way to help unclog your sink. You want to be sure that you completely cover the opening of the sink drain and if there are two sides to the sink, then you want to block the other sink opening with a wet rag. Otherwise, the water that you are plunging can just end up on the other side. Be sure that you also hold the plunger upright. Only plunge about 10 times before moving on to try something else if it didn't work. 
  2. Baking Soda and Vinegar: First, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain and then 1/2 cup of vinegar and rinse with hot water. You may have to repeat this a few times in order for the chemical reaction to take effect. 
  3.  Baking Soda and Salt:  If you are using baking soda and salt, then you can pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, then a 1/2 cup of salt. Keep in mind that after doing this, you will have to wait overnight and then pour 2 cups of boiling water down the drain. If you don't have time to wait overnight, then this is a method that you can skip. 
  4. Use a Wire Hanger: If the clog is really bad, then whatever is clogging it probably needs help getting out. Unbend a wire hanger, and use it to snake out the gunk or you can use it to try and push the gunk through. 

If any of these four things don't work out, then you should consider hiring an emergency plumber, who would be available to provide the plumbing services you need even in the late or early hours of the day. You could even try some of these things while waiting for the plumber to arrive. This can help to lessen the damage that the clog does should it potentially leak over the sink's edge. You want to be sure that you can try to control this in order to avoid extensive water damage removal.