Fixing a clogged sink yourself has two big advantages: You save time and you save money.
When you have a clogged drain in your kitchen or bathroom, pouring liberal doses of very hot water down the drain will often help by melting greasy clogs away.
If that doesn't cut it, here are three ways you can do the plumbing repair yourself:
Plumbing problems often happen at the strainer, and are easily fixed by removing the stainer or stopper and cleaning it.
Sure, you put it there for the toilet, but plungers can often fix a clogged sink sink quite efficiently, too. Here's how:
As a last resort before calling that plumbing repair service, pour in a liquid drain cleaner. These chemical cleaners can usually burn through all but the toughest of clogs quickly.
Be sure to follow the label's directions carefully.
If the drain opener or several short sessions with the plunger won't dislodge the blockage - or if you've noticed that several of your home's other drains are also draining sluggishly - the problem is likely to be deep inside your main house drain and well out of your reach.
It's now time to call that plumbing repair service.
About the Author
Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.