Clogged sinks can really slow things down, and keep water and hair from flowing properly away from you. Unclog your drains effectively with help from a professionally licensed contractor in this free video.
Hi, my name is Chris Wade and I'm a contractor in the City of Los Angeles. Today, I'm going to show you some home remedies on how to unclog a sink. You've got your water up in your sink bowl here and you just can't get it down. The first thing I would suggest as far as troubleshooting goes is go ahead and get your old bottle of Drano. You just want some warm water a little bit and just pour it on in and just let it, you'll probably have to let it sit for a period of time, you know reading the back here and finding out which product wants you to sit for however long a time. And after that time if you're finding that the water is not retreating down I'm going to show you another troubleshooting tip that usually will take care of it right away. Most clogs are going to end up in the P-trap right here and the P-trap is this curved looking pipe here that really what it does is lets water sit here when there's no water running and what that does, that prevents any smells and just nasty gases coming back up. It holds it in there. What you want to do is you want to take a bowl and put it underneath both pipes here and you want to undo the top nut here and you want to undo the one that is hooked up to the actual drain and as you can see water is starting to go into the bowl and what you want to do is you just want to just pull this loose. Basically we're going to be removing this hole P-trap assembly and you want to let the water, whatever is built up in here, dump it out in the bowl and what you want to do is you want to look for any clogs that are in here and if there are any the best way to get those out is to take it outside and just run a hose through there and just let this thing get cleaned out and nine times out of ten that will fix your clog and if after that you don't get the results you want, that's going to be about the time to call a Roto Rooter type of a situation and let them come out because it could be beyond this. It could be out there. What they'll do is they'll open up the clean out from the outside and they're going to run a snake down it and that could also help out with the clog problem but most of the time it's just going to be caught up in here and it's a pretty easy fix. Once you get this thing cleaned out, just replace it back in the reverse order you took it out, get it cinched down and you should be able to get everything unclogged and go ahead and just run your water and make sure that there's no additional leaks coming from the connections. That's pretty much about it. Good luck.