How to Unclog a Sink: Household Plumbing Tips from Roto-Rooter

Posted by in Plumber Talk, on November 25, 2017 Clogged sinks are a common occurrence in most homes, and the buildup that leads to a clogged sink usually occurs over time. Kitchen sinks tend to clog from a combination of grease, soap and food buildup. Bathroom sinks are usually clogged by hair, toothpaste, and toiletry items like cottonballs, swaps, and facial scrub pads.

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To clear a minor sink clog, be sure to remove the sink strainer and/or drain plug first. FIll the sink half-way then place a small sink plunger over the drain and give it a few forceful strokes before allowing the sink to drain.

If plunging doesn’t work, remove and clear the U-shaped P-Trap underneath the sink. Be sure to use gloves and plenty of old towels as this tends to be a messy job.

If that still doesn’t work or you feel that the job is over your limits, be sure to contact a professional. You can easily schedule an appointment online at or give us a call at 1-888-302-4368.

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