How to Remove a Bathroom Sink Drain Plug

What You'll Need
Replacement sink drain plug
Pair of pliers
Mild soap

If you've been looking to change your bathroom sink drain plug or simply give your existing plug a thorough cleaning, you may be wondering how to go about the removal process. If so, read on the learn the basics of removing a sink drain plug.

Step 1 - Turn off the Water

Before removing your bathroom sink drain plug, make sure your sink's faucets are shut off. If you really want to err on the safe side, you may want to shut off your bathroom sink's water supply valve as well. Should the valve prove particularly tight, you may need to turn it with the aid of pliers.

Step 2 - Remove the Sink Drain Plug

Once your water has been turned off, use your fingers to carefully pull your sink drain plug out of place. If you own a pop-up sink drain plug, gently tug on the plug's miniature metal chain until such time as the plug becomes dislodged. Once your drain plug has been successfully removed, place it on top of a clean washcloth.

Step 3 - Clean or Replace Your Drain Plug

Having removed your drain plug, vigorously clean it with a damp washcloth and mild soap. If the drain plug is exceptionally filthy or worn-out, it may be a good idea to replace it.