Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Unclog a Bathroom Sink Without Chemicals

If your bathroom basin drains slowly, that means you should clean the drain. I will show you how to remove the clog out of your basin without using chemicals which is bad to breath and also costs money.

The reasons why basin being clogged are mostly because hair and soap scum are caught on stopper or pivot rod. Here is the method of fixing it that only takes you about 20 minutes: 

  • Step one, lift out the stopper of basin. And as the type of drains of bathroom basins is slow-moving or stopped-up normally, you can remove the nut of the pivot rod and pull out the pivot rod to release the stopper if it can not be lifted out.
  • Step two, take a wire (using coat hanger or electrical wire will be OK) with tight hook at one end to fish hair or other clog out.
  • Step three, after cleaning the clog, you need to tighten the nut of pivot rod. First hand-tighten it and then use a plier to make it tighter.
  • Step four, let hot water run down the drain to see if the clog is clear. In addition, using hot water has another purpose of removing the remanent soap scum. Moreover, you have to check around the pivot rod nut to see if it is leaking.

If your want to know more information about basin, you can read How to Choose Basin for Bathroom.

1 comment:

  1. We're always getting clogged drains, especially in bathrooms and my wife hates it. Usually, I’d head out to buy strong cleaning solutions, which I throw down the drain with a mixed sense of guilt and relief. While they usually solve the problem, your solution seems safer for the environment. I'm going to follow your advice next time.