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Cleaning The Bathroom Sink Drain

Have a clogged bathroom sink drain? Here are common methods for unclogging a clogged drain.

Start by using a plunger to remove the clog. Use a plunger with a suction cup large enough to cover the drain opening. Fill the basin with enough water to cover the plunger cup. Use 15 to 20 quick, strong strokes to remove the clog. Use this method as your first attempt.

Many people automatically turn to chemicals. However, be careful if the drain is completely clogged, as the chemicals will remain in the sink basin, and be of more danger to you when attempting to clean. Chemicals can burn the skin, and can cause sickness if the room isn’t properly ventilated. Also be wary of using chemicals continuously as they can damage metal pipes.

A drain auger, or snake, reaches down to the clog and pulls it free for complete extraction. For deep clogs, your local plumber can help find and completely remove the problem from the source.

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