How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink Pop-Up Drain How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink Pop-Up Drain

What You'll Need
Sink plunger
Drain snake

If your bathroom sink features a pop up drain that has recently fallen prey to a stubborn clog, you should familiarize yourself with how to unclog it. Below are the steps that will need to be taken in order for your pop up drain to be successfully unclogged.

Step 1 - Run Some Hot Water

One of the best ways to unclog a pop up drain is to remove the drain stopper and run a steady stream of hot water down the clogged drain. This is a surprisingly effective method of getting rid of light clogs.

Step 2 - Plunge the Stopped-Up Drain

If hot water fails to do the trick, you'll need to try plunging the drain. Begin by positioning the tip of your sink plunger over the clogged drain, and plunge. If this fails to produce results, move on to the next step.

Step 3 - Snake the Stopped-Up Drain

If plunging proves unsuccessful, you should try to snake the clogged-up drain. Start by carefully inserting the corkscrewed end of your drain snake and gently turning the snake's handle clockwise, until you've latched onto the clog's source. Next, you can retract the corkscrewed end with the clog in tow or continue turning the handle in a clockwise fashion until the clog has been broken apart.

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