A clogged bathroom sink drain can be super annoying! Luckily, in most cases unclogging one doesn't require the use of harsh chemicals or calling a plumber. In this quick tip, I'll show you how...
Note: This method is intended to clear a partially clogged drain. In other words, don't expect this to work on a drain that's 100% clogged. A drain that won't allow any water through whatsoever, will likely require a different unclogging method that's not part of the scope of this article.
Causes of a Slow Drain
As you use your bathroom sink or vanity on a regular basis to perform morning and nightly rituals, hair, toothpaste, and other "stuff" enter the drain little by little. Over time, hair collects along with biofilm that grows within the drain pipe. More use results in more buildup and eventually this begins to restrict water flow.
Luckily, this type of clog is easy to clear with a simple tool.
The easiest way to unclog a sink drain is to buy one of these clog remover tools. They are made and sold by different brands and variations, but all work similarly. Therefore, I would just buy the cheapest one you can find since it's not something you should have to reuse much.
You simply stick the "barbed" section of the tool into the drain and pull it back out. Doing this a few times breaks up the hair and sludge and pulls it out with the tool.
Yeah it's a bit nasty, but works like a charm!