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How to Fix a Clogged Sink

Try this effective and chemical-free way to clear a clogged drain and fix a clogged sink and avoid more costly plumbing repair. Read this and more at Homeclick.

  • Less than 30 Minutes
  • Novice
  • Basin or bucket
  • Adjustable wrench or pliers
  • Protective gloves
  • Towel

6 steps on 'How to Fix a Clogged Sink'

  1. Empty the cabinet

    Empty the cabinet

    Remove anything you are storing underneath the sink.

  2. Place bucket underneath the trap.

    Place bucket underneath the trap.

    Spread your towel on the floor of the cabinet in case of any water drips. Place the bucket or basin underneath the trap.

  3. Loosen the coupling

    Loosen the coupling

    Loosen the coupling where it attaches to the downspout. If you have a metal pipe you will need to use your wrench to loosen the nut.

  4. Disengage the pipe

    Disengage the pipe

    When the back nut is loosened the pipe can be easily disengaged.

  5. Clear trap

    Clear trap

    Reach into the trap and clear out whatever is causing the clog.

  6. Re-attach the pipe

    Re-attach the pipe

    After you are done screw the trap back into place. Make sure the nuts are nice and tight.