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Basic Fixes for Clogged Sinks

When your sink becomes clogged, it can be very frustrating. Usually, this occurs when debris is allowed to build and cause a problem. Whether it is hair in your bathroom drain or grease in the kitchen pipes, it is important to uncover some basic fixes for clogged sinks. In severe instances, a Austin plumber may be able to help.

Avoid Chemicals

Although store shelves are lined with chemical drain cleaners, using these items can cause damage to your pipes. They can also be hazardous to your health. A natural alternative is mixing vinegar and baking soda. The chemical reaction that occurs when these substances are blended with water should open the clog.

Use a Plunger

When your sink is completely overcome by a large obstruction, it will be difficult for anything to flow down the drain. At this point, a plunger may come in handy. It is important to use one with a cup-shaped top. This is specially designed for a sink.

Drain Snake

A drain snake is a steel spring that fits into the sink's pipes. As it moves, it is twists and catches debris. As the snake is removed, the clog is opened.

If you try some of these basic techniques to unclog your drain and still have a problem, it may be best to work with a trusted and experienced Austin plumber. At Fox, we use video inspection to find your problem and to make an informed decision during treatment. To schedule an appointment, call us at 1-866-668-4749.