How to Remove Standing Water from a Clogged Sink

How to Remove Standing Water from a Clogged Sink


If you live in a home long enough, sooner
or later you have to deal with a plumbing clog. In this case the sink is
clogged up and you see we have a lot of standing water so you can’t make the
repair without removing the water first. Imagine taking out that p-trap to clean
it out and all that water would rush into the cabinet. So you have to remove
the water and I guess you can use a sponge or maybe a towel but rather than
using that to slop up all that water I’ve got a quicker, easier way: use a pool toy!
This is a kid’s toy they used to suck up the water out of the pool and squirt it
at one another but it works great as a little siphon pump to remove the
standing water from the sink. Once you have all that water removed, then you
can make the repair, you can take out that p-trap and not worry about all
several gallons of water rushing in. And this is great for, you know, sink clogs,
toilet clogs, if you have a malfunctioning washing machine that has water
standing in the tub you can use this little toy to suck out all that water,
and then you can make the repair. But I would say after using this to repair a
plumbing leak you might want to go out and buy the kids a new toy. Simple
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