Quickly Unclog Bathroom Sink – USING NO CHEMICALS





Here is the easiest way to unclog your bathroom sink without chemicals and the fastest method.

Quickly unclog your bathroom sinkQuickly unclog your bathroom sink

Step 1A – To try the fastest way possible to unclog your bathroom sink, use a CLEAN plunger and try pumping the water down the drain. Be sure to cover the overflow hole. If that does not work, continue below…

Step 1 – Get a bucket and place it under the bottom of sink drain tubes to catch any nasty drain water









Step 2Remove the U or P  trap under the sink and get all the hair and other gunk build up out. Use another sink to remove the gunk, like maybe the kitchen sink, or hose it out outside with a garden hose. (If you have PVC pipes you may not need any tools at all. If you have metal pipes you need large pliers and a large crescent wrench.)

bathroom sink p trapBathroom sink p trap – Clean out P trap to unclog hair buildup
If your P trap needs replaced, here is some cheap universal replacement parts for your bathroom sink

Step 3 – Under the sink, there is a valve connected to the back of the water drain. (This is part you pull to make the sink stopper open or close) The valve has a metal rod coming out of it that moves up and down to control your sink drain stopper. Unscrew the valve and slide the “holder” off the rod. Then completely remove the rod. Then, pull out the drain stopper at the top center of the sink and clean off. Use a Zip-It drain cleaning tool or anything long and pointy to reach down and clean out this area.

CAUTION: DO NOT POUR ANY WATER DOWN THE SINK WHEN WORKING AS YOU HAVE THE TUBING APART AND WATER WILL GO EVERYWHERE!

Step 4 – At the top of the sink, pull out the stopper. Some gunk will come out with the stopper. Use a bent metal wire hanger if needed to get it all out. A pair of long needle nose pliers will work here also. A Zip-It drain cleaning tool works perfect too. At this time, all clogs should be visually removed.

drain cleaning toolDrain cleaning tool

Step 5 – Reverse the removal steps to reinstall your sink back together. After put back together, watch for leaks. If you find a leak, simply tighten that fitting.







Drano will not work for mass hair clogs. It is a waste of money and adds chemicals to the water.


How to unclog a bathroom sink drain: Removing the adjustable p-trap

If you know of an easier way to clear or unclog a bathroom sink drain without chemicals, please leave a comment below to assist our other readers.


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1 Jane F June 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm

I used to use Drano to try to unclog my drain, and you’re right in saying that it didn’t do a whole lot for clogs like this. I tried your method, and it definitely helped, so I’m pleased with that. I’m still having some drainage problems, though, so I wonder if I need a professional cleaning to get everything cleared out. I’ll just be happy when my sink drains normally again!

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2 Lily de Grey June 23, 2015 at 5:17 pm

You’re a life saver! Thanks for posting this comprehensive guide on how to unclog your drain. I’ve been trying to figure out an effective way to do it, but it’s been difficult. I’m not very handy, so if it starts getting hard, I’ll probably opt for hiring a plumber.

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