A stubborn bathroom or kitchen sink that won’t drain can be a real annoyance. It may drain slowly, or not at all. Either way, you’ll want to get to the root of the problem before it stops up completely. In this post, we’ll discuss ways you can investigate and eliminate the clog that’s causing the backup.

CLEAN IT OUT

The first step is to clean out the sink stopper. That’s the centerpiece at the bottom of the bowl that can be opened or closed when desired. Toothpaste foam, whiskers, soap scum, and other debris can get caught in this area and cause it to drain slowly, or even stop the drain completely. The stopper can be easily removed by hand. From there, just clean out all the gunk and grime. Warning – the odor may be very unpleasant!

TAKE THE PLUNGE

Everyone knows a plunger is a great tool for clogged toilets, but they work on sinks too! There are even plungers made especially for sinks. Let the water run for a couple of minutes before trying it. The plunger will help push out any grime that’s stuck in the pipes below.

IT’S A TRAP

If the first two solutions haven’t worked, there’s a third, albeit messier one. Open up the cabinet doors and have a look below. Put a bucket underneath the sink to catch any water that may spill out. Then remove the “trap” portion of the pipe. This is the U-shape below the sink that helps “trap” debris from going any deeper. If you can remove and clean the trap, that should fix your clog.

WORTH THE CALL

If you still have a clogged drain, it’s probably time to call the experts. You can make an appointment by calling the Bosworth Company at 432-570-5233 or scheduling one online. Our experts can professionally examine your pipes and get everything running smoothly for years to come. It’s Worth the Call. Always.