Clogged sinks can easily ruin a perfectly relaxing afternoon or evening at home. If you find yourself staring helplessly at a sink full of nasty, backed-up water, you may wonder if you can do it yourself. While it is certainly possible to solve this issue on your own, the problem might get worse if you do not have the right equipment and instruction to perform the repair. The plumbing expertise of Fast Rooter Plumbing in Honolulu, HI, helps residents of Oahu restore the water flow to their clogged drains and sinks.
If you attempt to unclog your sink on your own, here are a few tips on doing it correctly:
- Boiling Water: One way to fix a clogged drain or sink is to simply flush it with boiling water. While it’s not guaranteed to get rid of grease or physical blockages, it will easily work on flushing out light or tiny blockages. Remember to use boiling water only on metal pipes; if you have PVC pipes, use only hot water.
- Plunger: A toilet plunger can be useful for clogged sinks by plunging it up and down several times. To increase the efficiency of this technique, you can add a strip of duct tape on top of the overflow drain above the sink. Doing this will force the water or air down the drain and into the blockage without it going out through the overflow drain.
- Snake: Clogged sinks can also be fixed by using a snake or hand auger. This inexpensive tool can be bought at any supermarket or department store and comes in manual, electric, and hybrid variants. The snake is inserted into the drain pipe where the trap is removed. When you feel the blockage, crank the snake and gently push forward to clear the clog.
If all of these techniques fail, leave the clogged sink fixes to the experts. Call Fast Rooter Plumbing at (808) 734-4938 to get a professional plumber to resolve pipe leaks, clogged drains, or other plumbing concerns. Visit their website to learn more about their services.