Danny Lipford: Erin wants to know, “What do you recommend as the quickest and easiest way to unclog a drain?”
If your sink is clogged, like this, you’re definitely looking for the quickest and easiest way to get it unclogged. And the over the counter drain cleaners work most of the time, but they can be a little damaging to your pipes.
Before you try that, try this. This is a drain snake and has, a brush or sometimes several hooks on the end that will allow you to reach down and grab any hair that maybe clogging up your sink, particularly in a bathroom.
But if you have a lot of grease and food, you need a little pressure, and everybody has one of these. Very, very effective in unclogging the sink.
But if you have a double sink, like this, you want to make sure you take your stopper on the open side of the sink and seal that off so that that’ll put more pressure on the side of the plunger.
And then that’d be very successful in blowing through the clogged area. Then follow that up with plenty of hot water.
This post originally appeared on Today’s Homeowner:
For more information on this topic, check out:
- How to Unclog a Tub Drain (video)
- Unclogging a Slow Draining Bathtub (video)
- Eliminating Sink and Tub Drain Odors (video)