How to Fix a Slow Draining Sink
Published: 09 December 2013 | By Paul Durkin.
in Under 10 Minutes
This week’s blog post comes from a personal annoyance of mine and one I’ve recently experienced: a slow draining bathroom sink.
I didn’t have a clue how to fix this until fairly recently, so I thought
I’d share my findings with you.
Where possible, I always opt for natural, home-made cleaners as chemical ones can be harsh and cause damage to old plumbing.
This is the most effective method I found and is one which will fix a slow draining sink in under 10 minutes.
Approximately 10 minutes.
What you will need:
- A Kettle.
- A Chopstick.
- Hot Water.
- Baking Soda (½ a Cup).
- White Vinegar (½ a Cup).
- Remove any debris and completely dry your sink.
- Boil a kettle of water.
- Pour the baking soda down the drain – If necessary, use a chopstick to push it down.
- Pour white vinegar down the drain & leave it for 1-2 minutes.
- Pour the boiling water down the sink (note: this must be a full kettle).
This simple method will fix a clogged sink and will make sure it drains at a decent speed.
If your sink is still struggling to drain, repeat the process, but after step 5 use a plunger to dislodge any stubborn clogs.
Please note: This natural mixture may not work effectively if your drain is clogged with hair.