How to independently clear a clogged sink drain: methods with a magical effect

Alina MilsentLife
How to unclog the drain

Bathroom and kitchen sink drains can easily get blocked by various accumulations: grease, hair, soap suds, etc., so it's important to know how to deal with this common problem. The drain can be easily cleaned, so there is not always a need to call a plumber.

Several effective life hacks will help you quickly "unlock" the sink. The details were told by the Express.

Baking soda and vinegar

With this simple and cheap method, you can prevent a serious sink blockage. Baking soda can also effectively clean the toilet bowl.

First, boil water and pour boiling water down the sink drain to dissolve organic matter. Then pour baking soda directly into the hole. After a few minutes, pour in a cup of white vinegar. The mixture should fizz. A chemical reaction will take place, which is necessary to clean the dirt that creates the blockage. Then boil a kettle of water again and pour it down the drain.

You can proceed as follows: boiling water - a cup of soda - boiling water again, without adding vinegar. However it is important to let the baking soda work and wait at least 5 minutes before pouring in the second portion of water.

Washing powder

Washing powder can also effectively clean a drain, according to professionals. They advise pouring two tablespoons of laundry detergent into the hole and then rinsing it with boiling water. The treatment may need to be repeated several times, depending on how bad the clog is.

Drain snake

You can use a drain snake. Carefully lower the wire into the drain until you feel an obstruction. Then unwind the coil on the handle. As you rotate, you should feel the blockage start to move and break apart. Carefully continue until the resistance stops.

Pull the snake out, open the faucet and see if the water flows freely. If that doesn't help, try again.


For those who don't have a drainage snake on hand, a plumbing specialist suggested trying a quick, do-it-yourself alternative. You can use a straightened wire hanger or mesh wire to unblock and clean the drain.

Just as with the drain snake, carefully push the wire down the plug until you find the blockage. Gradually push harder until the blockage comes out.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to clean a kitchen sink to a shine.

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