Don’t Let a Clogged Bathroom Sink Drain Get You Down: How to Snake it Like a Pro!
Are you tired of standing ankle-deep in water every time you use your bathroom sink? A clogged drain can be frustrating, but before you reach for harsh chemicals or call a plumber, try snaking your drain yourself. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Gather Your Tools To snake your bathroom sink drain, you’ll need a few tools:
- A drain snake (also known as a plumbing snake or auger)
- Rubber gloves
- A bucket or plastic bag to catch any debris
- Optional: flashlight, pliers, and a screwdriver
Step 2: Remove the Sink Stopper Most sink stoppers can be easily removed by pulling them out or twisting them counterclockwise. If your sink stopper has a screw holding it in place, use a screwdriver to loosen it. Once the stopper is out, use a flashlight to look into the drain and see if you can spot any obvious blockages.
Step 3: Insert the Snake Put on your rubber gloves and insert the snake into the drain. Turn the handle clockwise while pushing the snake further into the drain. Keep pushing until you feel resistance or hit a blockage.
Step 4: Break Up the Blockage Once you hit the blockage, turn the handle counterclockwise to break it up. If you feel the blockage loosen, continue turning the snake clockwise and pushing it further into the drain. If the blockage doesn’t budge, you may need to try a different angle or use pliers to grip the snake and pull it back out.
Step 5: Remove the Snake and Test the Drain When you feel like you’ve broken up the blockage, slowly pull the snake out of the drain. Be careful not to let any debris fall back into the sink or onto the floor. Once the snake is out, run some hot water down the drain to test it. If the water drains quickly and easily, you’ve successfully snaked your bathroom sink drain!
Step 6: Clean Up Dispose of any debris in the bucket or plastic bag, and rinse off the snake and gloves. Reassemble the sink stopper and give the sink a final rinse with hot water.
With these easy steps, you can snake your bathroom sink drain like a pro and save yourself the hassle and expense of calling in a plumber. So don’t let a clogged drain get you down – grab your snake and get to work!