Boiling water should be enough to melt through anything in your drain and clear out any clogs.

Here are some solutions you can try today to fix your clogged bathroom sink drain. If you’re not comfortable performing any of these steps, please call Green Apple Plumbing NJ to get a professional plumber down to your house ASAP to fix your clogged sink drain immediately!

1. Use a “Zip-It” drain cleaning tool to remove hair clumps

9x out of 10, bathroom sink drain clogs are caused by clumps of hair. If this is the case, then a “Zip-It” (drain clearing tool) should do the trick before even needing to get into the next several steps!

A “Zip-It” drain cleaning tool is a flat, thin strip of plastic that is flexible and has a series of teeth on it – just place the tool inside your bathroom sink drain as far as possible (don’t worry if you can’t get past the clog at first), rock it back-and-forth to loosen up any hair or other debris building up in your pipes, then pull out slowly.

You should repeat this several times. Each time, you may see more and more hair being pulled up from the drain. Repeat until you can stick the tool into the drain and pull it out without seeing any more hair on it.

2. Pour boiling water into the sink drain

Next, try pouring boiling hot water into the sink drain. This should be enough to melt through anything in your drain and clear out any clogs.

To do this, simply boil up a pot of water on the stove. After it’s boiled, carefully pour the boiling liquid into the sink drain – making sure not to touch it with your hands! If you can’t get close enough because there aren’t handles or sidewalls on your bathroom sink, then try using a turkey baster instead. This should unclog most drains right away… if not immediately after pouring in hot water, give it some time before trying again.

3. Try using vinegar & baking soda

If the hot water didn’t fix the problem, then the next step is to try using vinegar and baking soda to fix the clog. The chemical reaction between the vinegar and baking soda will clear out your clogged sink in no time, and here’s how to do it:

Pour ~½ cup of baking soda into the drain. Pour enough vinegar on top of the baking soda that you can see it start bubbling up around the sides of the drain. Let this sit for a few minutes – if possible, leave it overnight to ensure maximum effect! If needed, give your solution another shot after letting it sit.

If none of these solutions work be sure to call Green Apple Plumbing NJ. We are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priorities. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your plumbing or HVAC needs call us today toll-free at 888-315-5564

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