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How-to Unclog Your Bathroom Sink

November 5th, 2006 (07:05 pm)

I beat the clog! Yes, I've had this nasty clog in my bathroom sink (sorry is that TMI?) and I've been reluctant to call a) the super, because then she'll snoop and b) a plumber because it would cost too much. I did a little online research and figured out how to do it myself. Ah, the satisfaction of being a single girl in the city and solving her own home repair dilemmas... and without further ado:

How to Unclog Your Bathroom Sink

1. Take a wet towel and put in that slot where the water drains from (not the drain, the little slot thingy that drains the excess water).

2. Fill the basin with some water (if it isn't already) and take your plunger and go at it!

3. If it's still clogged, take a wire coat hanger, undo it so it's straight and force it down the drain. If you can make a little hook out of it (I couldn't) do so and try to pull out the gunk (gross!) or push it down. 

4. Mix equal parts baking soda and regular white vinegar and pour it down the drain. Now turn on the hot water and let it run for a few minutes.

Et voila! Your sink should be unclogged. If not, call you uncle.