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A clogged drain can be so frustrating, especially at times when you are in a hurry and find that you need to wait a few minutes so that the water drains completely – assuming that it’s not bad enough to not drain water at all.

When your sink gets clogged, water doesn’t find its way out to the sewers. Hence, signaling that you need to fix your blocked sink and unclog the drains. This might seem difficult, but not anymore with these top hacks to fix your sink that doesn’t drain.

1) - Use Drain Snake

A drain snake is a simple yet powerful tool that unclogs drains faster without the need for any chemicals. A drain snake is a sort of multipurpose device that can be over 18 inches long and can be used to unclog sinks, showers, and even bathtub drains.

To use a drain snake, remove your drain tap and put it under your sink into the wall pipe. With the help of its auger, you can sense if there lies something as a hindrance inside the pipe that’s blocking the water flow. If you find something, push it through gently and proceed to snake the clog. This should do the trick.

2) - Plunge the Sink

Most of the time, people use a plunger in an empty sink to clog their drains, which doesn’t work every time. Thus, to effectively use a plunger, run the water until it has filled in the sink at about two inches. In this way, the plunger will put some extra pressure on the clogged drain.

Now, put the suction cup of your plunger on the hole and do some heavy plunging over the sink using its handle. After a few plunges, check if the water has started to drain. If it’s still not draining, repeat the process over until the clogs are relieved and your sink drains the water in the bowl.

3) - Use Baking Soda

If you’re a cake lover, it’s time you sacrifice some of your favorite baking ingredients to unclog your drains. Baking soda is a natural drain cleaner and a cheap homemade solution for your stubborn drain problem. Unlike other chemicals, it’s safe and works well.

Boil down some water in a utensil and add a half cup of baking soda, followed by a half cup of vinegar. Now mix it well, pour down the mixture to your drain, and let the soda do the job. Don’t use the sink until a few minutes. The bubbling reaction from the baking soda and vinegar helps to loosen the drain clogs.

4) - Clean Your Drain Pipe

Sinks are used for many purposes, such as brushing, washing, shaving, etc., which causes foreign particles to build-up in the drain pipe. Due to these foreign particles, the water doesn’t easily make it through the pipe, causing the sink to drain at a slower pace.

This is so easy to clean. Use a screwdriver to unscrew your sink plunger and check if it’s got bunches of grime or hair around it. Try to run some water to clear off the dirt, but if it persists, undo the whole pipe and take it out to better clean the mess.

5) - Clean Your Sink Trap

A sink trap, also referred to as a drain trap, is a sort of U-shaped pipe that lies under the sink. It’s made in this shape because it retains some of the water inside, and that creates a layer of air. This layer mainly blocks sewer gases and diseases from passing through so that you won’t get that foul smell wafting through your home.

To clean the sink trap, take off its rings and remove the drain pipe out of its place. Place it somewhere else and clean it thoroughly from the inside out. When you are done cleaning, assemble it back and run the water into the sink to check if the water drains properly.

6) - Use Epsom Salt

This is another homemade solution to unclog your drains. Unlike sodium salt, it’s a magnesium sulfate compound that is known for its healing capabilities. It’s also used in hot baths and foot soaks to reduce stress. Thus, you can also use it to lessen the stress within your clogged drains.

To use Epsom salt, first, empty your sink. Now pour down some boiling water over your sink and let the water drain completely. Now put two to three tablespoons of Epsom salt and let it sit for a while. Then, pour some more boiling water. This mixture of Epsom salt and water should unclog your drain.

7) - Use Your Old Hanger

Perhaps you may not have a drain snake available at home when you find out that your sink is overflowing water throughout your kitchen. In such a need, it’s worth hanging your suit aside and using the old hanger to save your furniture from flooding.

You can simply straighten the hanger as best as you can and bend one of its ends to make a hook. Now, use it as a drain snake to clean out whatever comes its way. Make sure not to push it deep to the roots because you might break the plunger pipe; you always want to be pulling gunk out. When you realize that you’ve done enough cleaning to break the clog, pour down some hot water to clear up the pipe.

Nothing worked? Call Mesa Plumbing Company

If your clogs are super stubborn to drain out, contact Mesa Plumbing Company that offers 24/7 service with no extra charges and provides 100% satisfied plumbing facilities across 12 cities in Arizona. So, don’t wait because MPC has got professional solutions to all your plumbing issues.

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