Tips to unblock your own sink
Here are tips to unclog your sink! Don’t try to drain the sink while it’s full! It will almost certainly fail, as the longer it sits, the more the liquid will be attracted to the walls. Drain the sink while it’s still full! If you’ve never done this before, it is very easy, especially with the help of a friend.
Take the non-chemical, chemical-free method to unclogging your sink! Before you begin, wear a pair of plastic gloves for added protection. With a large bowl or bucket, scoop out the standing water from the sink using a rubber glove. If necessary, add a few tablespoons of baking soda to the bucket, as well.
Now use a wet sponge and some hot water to scrub the walls and bottom of the p-trap. Remove any soap or cleaning solutions that might be left behind when cleaning the sides of the trap. Once all soap has been removed, add a cup of white vinegar to the water bucket and gently scrub the walls and bottom of the trap. Be sure to unplug the appliance first.
Finally, use a cement-based mixture to unblock the sides of the sink drain, using an attached flexible pipe. Lay the pipe over the top of the unclogged drain and slowly ease the mixture through the pipe until it is fully unclogged. Be sure to not allow any water to flow through the pipe once it is halfway filled! Once the concrete has completely poured, carefully wipe away the remaining water with a damp rag. Repeat this process until you are left with a neat and clean set of walls and a clean sink drain.
There are other ways to unblock a sink drain other than wrapping a pipe around it, however, they take more time and effort. One such method involves adding some baking soda to your bathtub water. Simply place a few baking soda packets into the tub, turn on the faucet, and within a few seconds you will have a sparkling shower. This technique works best if the sink is entirely blocked up.
Another way to clear a blocked drain is to turn off the faucet and carefully reach out your hand snake and grab the bent stem of the drain stopper. With a steady grip, start rotating the hand snake in a counter clockwise motion until the stopper is free from bends. Once the stopper is free, grab the pivot rod and slowly rotate it clockwise, freeing the sink from the drain. Once the hand snake is free of bends, grab the stopper and gently ease it out of the drain.