Home Improvement & Maintenance : How to Clear a Clogged Sink or Tub

Home Improvement & Maintenance : How to Clear a Clogged Sink or Tub


Hello this is Oscar Moreno with Morena Custom
Home Visions and today we’re going to teach you guys how to clear a clogged sink and bathtub
drain. Real easily, what you’re going to do is to get start is we’re going to go through
steps on how to clear out the drain. Now there is stuff that usually accumulates sometimes
around the stopper and the way we can find that out is, we’re going to go underneath
the sink, we’re going to unscrew the stopper rod from behind there. Take that off and pull
that out. Once we’ve done, we call pull the stopper out and you’re either going to notice
a bunch of hair residue; clean that off real nice and well and that will get that part
taken care of. Now second of all what we’re going to do is we’re going to remove the pea
trap underneath. And when we remove the pea trap, all we have to do is loosen up the inch
and a half nuts with your hand. It should be really easy to hand loosen them. Once we
got that off, we can check our pea trap and make sure that there is nothing lodged inside
there. So we can easily use our bathtub, run some water to it. Make sure that’s cleaned
out. Now, third step is going to be actually running our snake in about four feet in to
the drain. You really don’t need to go any further than that due to the little small
device that we’re going to be using. So what we’re going to do, we’re going to go in maybe,
a foot at a time with our snake. We’re going to loosen up our nut down here. So about a
foot at a time, we’re going to be inserting our snake in to the drain in a clockwise motion.
I’m sorry. And as you go in you want to go in as far as we can, hold on to your snake
there. Unloose it again, pull it out, pull it out further, tighten it up again and keep
going in further and further inside. Like I said, you only need to go in about four
feet. Once you’ve done that, remember just keeping yourself in a clockwise motion, pull
the snake out. Eventually if your drain was clogged, you’re going to find yourself with
little bits and pieces of either hair; anything that’s pretty much can go down there. You’re
going to find it on your snake. Once you clear that out, you can go ahead and get your drain
assembly again, your pea trap and so on, reattach that all back together again the same way
you guys took it apart. Then reattach your stopper, your stopper rod and once you have
everything back in its place, you have unclogged you sink.

6 thoughts on “Home Improvement & Maintenance : How to Clear a Clogged Sink or Tub

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, I only wanted to take the sink stopper out and clean it, so you saved me a call to the plumber. Great job!

  2. I can't believe plumbers get paid hundreds of dollars to do this. It took me all of five minutes to clear my bathroom drain, most of which was spent removing and putting stuff back in to the cupboard.. which the plumber wouldn't even do!!!

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