Three Quick and Easy Ways to Open Sink DrainUnfortunately, it is a fact of life where the sinks, sinks and bathtubs are sometimes blocked. These are usually caused by a blockage of some of the pipes in the drain. But if more than one sink is clogged at the same time, or if the water flows very slowly, the problem may be in your home's drain pipeline.
This article will describe three easy ways you can handle without calling a plumber.
Also in this article, we will explain the right type of pumps to be used for sinks, bathtubs and shower drains and how you can cope if the obstruction is a bit more stubborn.
Materials and Tools You May Need
- Round Drain Pump
- -Duct tape
- - Sink Opening Wire (For Stubborn Blockages)
- - Wrench (if necessary)
- - Bucket (if necessary)
Easy First Step: Boiled Water
The reason for the obstruction of the sink and tub drains is mostly due to the blockage of the pipes formed by the combination of hair, oil, soap residues and water. If your drain pipes are metal, you can try to open the blockages using hot, boiling water. Pouring the water you boil with a teapot into the drain can remove the obstruction, especially if this obstruction is caused by soap residues and oil. Hot water flowing from the tap will not work, boiled water must be used.
Attention: Do not pour boiled water directly from your porcelain sink, pour it directly into the drain. And if you have plastic PVC pipes, you should not use boiled water because this water will be hotter than 100 degrees and this may soften your pipes. You can use a pump to clean your plastic drain pipes.
Boil three liters of water in your stove or using a kettle.
2-Carefully move this water to the sink, which is clogged.
3-Pour the boiled water slowly into the drain (not directly to the porcelain part, but directly to the drain), and see if it removes the obstruction.
4-If the obstruction is not opened, go to the next step, i.e. use a pump.
Try Using the Expense Pump
There are two types of expense pumps for home use. Round pump and handle pump (also known as toilet pump). You should use a round pump to open sinks, showers and bathtubs.
1-If you are trying to open the sink in your bathroom, you will also need to close the upper drain, which is located near the tap. You can use a piece of duct tape to seal this place. Another technique to cover the upper drain is to block the fabric here. If you are trying to open a tub drain, you must close the upper drain located on the front of the tub.
2-If the blockage is in the kitchen drain, you should remove the lids that close this place. Again, you need to remove the covers in the bathroom drains.
3-Fill the sink halfway with water. If you are working with a bathtub or walk-in shower, you need to fill the lower parts of these places with a couple of inches of water. This will allow a seal to form around the round pump.
4-Place the drain pump in the drain and make sure that it is fully seated and sealed.
5-You will need to pump quickly and vigorously to ensure that the parts that prevent the water from flowing off quickly. You may need to support the duct tape that covers the upper drain by hand - the duct tape may loosen or even open completely due to the pressure build-up of the air.
6- After cleaning once, leave the water open for a while. Open the upper drain again and if there are any lids removed, replace them.
7-If the bottleneck has not been able to resolve this step, continue to the next step.
Use Sink Opening Wire For More Stubborn ClogsIf you have not been able to remove the obstruction with the pump, you can use other tools, you can use a sink opening wire. Using these tools is very easy and effective.
1-Lift the drain cover and swing down the sink opening wire. When you feel the wire coincides with a blockage, pull the tool up a bit and adjust it.
2-Apply firm but gentle pressure to the turning part of the wire and start turning.
3-You can extend the cable as much as necessary while trying to open the obstruction. If you caught the obstruction, it should open the obstruction.
4-Repeat this process and when you unclog, turn on the hot water and let it flow for a while.
If you have extended the entire wire without coming into obstruction, the obstruction is probably in one of the branches of the drain. Continue to the next step to clear any obstructions in these pipes.
Open Expense Gold and Clean Branched ExpenseWhile it may take a little longer for the blockages that are further away from under the expense, you still need to complete a few more steps that you can easily handle.
1-Place the bucket on the bottom of the sink so that the water that will flow when you open the bottom is poured here.
2-Using the wrench, loosen the holders at the bottom of the sink. First open this part and then open the lower part of the pipe. Notice how the nylon parts form a seal so that you do not have difficulty re-fitting.
3-Pour the water from the bottom of the sink pipe into the bucket. At the same time, water will come from both ends of the pipes you open.
4-Place the sink opening wire in the drain pipe. When you feel the obstruction, pull it up a few inches and fix it.
5-Turn the handle of the wire firmly but gently.
6-If necessary, release some more wire to keep the obstruction.
7-Close the bottom of the sink again and leave the hot water open for a while to remove any remaining dirt.
What about Chemical Cleaners?Do not use. Chemical expense cleaners are neither environmentally friendly nor friendly to your home's expense system, and using these chemicals is also harmful to human health.
Besides these damages, chemical cleaners can rarely cause stubborn blockages. And when they cannot open, a pipe system filled with both water and toxic material will need to be cleaned manually.
The aforementioned steps will help clear many blockages, but if you cannot clear the blockage with these steps, you should try to get help from a plumber instead of using chemicals.