Anonymous asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 1 month ago

How do you unclog a sink?

12 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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  • Sajib
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Pour one cup of fresh baking soda down the drain, followed by one cup of white vinegar.

    Place a rubber stopper or other sink hole cover over the drain opening.

    Wait 15 minutes to allow the vinegar and baking soda to unclog your drain, Then take out the drain cover and run hot tap...

  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A carbon sink is unclogged the same way a regular sink is, use plenty of Draino and a snake.  

  • 1 month ago

    First, look to see whether you can see the stoppage. If so, use forceps to pull it out. Next (assuming you have not solved the problem), use a plunger, pressing down slowly and pulling up abruptly. The reverse of that pushes the plug together and makes removal harder. If that fails, use drain cleaner. If you still have a plug, snake it out. If nothing works, call a plumber or open the gooseneck yourself and snake again.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Stick your fingers down the drain hole until it touches something that won't let it go farther.  This is the chunk stopper.  It looks like a big X or "Plus sign".  Most bathroom sinks I have worked on the drain is made of chrome steel. so the X is also chrome.  You should be able to SEE it with just your eyes looking down the drain hole.

    . If you do not see it then stick your pointer finger down the hole and feel for it because the finger can't get past it either.

    . You need slender fingers with fingernails and scratch one leg of the X from side to side AND THEN  scrape up the side of the drain(as your finger is in a J or hooking position) and maintain your scrape and drag it into the sink.

    . It will mainly be hair, (as you lose hair every day) combined with toothpaste, and soap foam.  If it is in the bathroom.   Do the other leg of the X.  Get it so you can see the Chrome (Batsignal) no, the chrome x easily.    The hair gumbo goes in the garbage can.   Now make some boiling water and "waterfall it down into the hole from a 2 foot height so it jambs water down the drain and melts what soap scum is in the pipes.  Follow it with just the HOT WATER TAP ON FULL and down the drain FOR 5 MINUTES.

    .   From now on when using the sink use more water than you have been using to "wash out the plumbing pipes"  You will never have the problem again.

    Vinegar is an acid, baking soda a base, so adding vinegar and then immediately baking soda neutralizes the acidic vinegar(which is really weak stuff anyways and people wash their hair in vinegar to get certain GUCKS OUT.

    Draino won't eat hair, nor Liquid Plumber.  Hair is very resistant to acids.     Instant results is what I want and guessed at doing & it worked.

    I use logic and science and common sense& physical chemistry. Hot water to melt soap.

    Laundry tubs have more a black plastic X that catches clothing on it.  Same kind of clog. Same way to fix. 

    . Won't hurt plastic plumbing.  Most of it is ABS black plastic plumbing. Won't hurt septic tanks, by the time it gets there it is cold.

  • 1 month ago

    depends on what is clogging it

  • ..
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    A sink plunger can be effective. You need to block the overflow outlet, to provide agitation.

  • 1 month ago

    This has worked for me in the past:

    4 Steps to Unclog Your Drain with Baking Soda & Vinegar    Start by pouring a pot of boiling water down the drain.    Next, pour a cup of baking soda and 1 cup water/1 cup vinegar solution.    Cover with the drain plug and wait 5 to 10 minutes.    Pour boiling water down the drain again.Do Baking Soda and Vinegar Solutions Clear Clogs - Liquid › diy-plumbing-tip › how-baking-

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  • Sometimes I use Drano or a toilet plunger

  • Petter
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There are various methods based on the problem. Look it up on youtube.

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