So, you’re getting ready for your day and using your bathroom sink. Suddenly you notice the water level is getting high. You add a little more water and nothing. The sink isn’t draining. It’s clogged. So how do you fix it? You could call a plumber, but that’s not what this blog is about. I’m going to show you how you can unclog a drain all by yourself.
Here are four simple ways to fix a clogged drain using nothing but regular household products.
Method 1: Plunger
You may think a plunger is just for toilets, but it also works on sinks as well. Simply make sure that the entire cup of the plunger is covering the drain and all other outlets are plugged (a rag will work just fine). Then just go to town on that drain. Plunge vigorously six to ten times. If the drain is still clogged after this then you might have to try a different method.
Method 2: Baking Soda and Vinegar
If the plunger doesn’t work then give this method a try. Pour a half cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by a half cup of vinegar and then hot water. The acidic reaction that takes place will hopefully fix the clog. You may have to perform this method a few times to get it all.
Method 3: Baking Soda and Salt
Here’s another thing you can try. Pour one cup of baking soda and half a cup of salt down the drain. Let this concoction sit for a few hours. Then, pour two cups of boiling water down the drain.
Method 4: Repurpose a Metal Hanger
If none of the above methods get rid of the clog then you’re going to have to get a little more aggressive. Get a mettle hanger and unbend it until you’re left with a long mettle wire. Shove this down the drain and see if you can pull anything out.