Unclogging a sink may appear to be easy to many however for the select few, we all might just need a bit of direction.

The items you will need are:

  • A bucket
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Pliers or a Pipe Wrench

Whatever cause the sink to clog will soon be found out. Whether you are like many of our homes, it’s hair, gunk or even items that people allow to go down the sink.

To begin place the bucket under the curved part of the pipe, also known as the “P trap”. Making sure that you are wearing your gloves, grip the round metal part of the trap (also known as the slip nuts). Turn to loosen. If they seem hard to loosen, then it’s time for your pliers.

Then, once it is loose, grab your bucket and place under the p trap for any spills. Then, it’s time to clean it out by hand. Kinda sick huh? That is why we say to use the gloves.

After cleaning it all out reattach it all and tighten it up. Suggestion is – don’t use the pliers to tighten the pipe. You can tighten it too much and crack the pipe.

So, there you have it. The simplest way to tell you how to unclog a sink.

If you get a clogged sink, try this first before you put in a work order with your Tomball Property Management. It can’t hurt. BUT, remember if you damage the pipe or the sink or something floods – it’s on you – the tenant. BUT, if you are able to clean it out on your own, there won’t be any time out of your day waiting on Maintenance or having to be at your property.

Why not give it a shot?

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