How do I make my sink be block free?

@shomomo (850)
Israel
July 15, 2007 10:40am CST
My sink is blocked by something that is stuck there, I know this because when I brush my teeth it takes a lot of time for the water to come down, what should I do?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
15 Jul 07
I use baking soda and vinegar if it is just goop. Otherwise, you may have to get out that hair and junk that is stopped around the drain. You could use Drano an if all else fails, call a plumber to open up the pipes.
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@beckish (626)
• United States
15 Jul 07
How much vinegar and baking soda? Do you put a specific one in first, or does it matter? I am interested in this because I would rather use something natural rather than the Drano I am forced to use. Thanks!
@GardenGerty (106590)
• United States
15 Jul 07
A remedy we use is to put one cup of baking soda down the drain. (sodium bicarbonate). Get a kettle boiling. Pour one cup of white vinegar in after the soda, and when it stops fizzing pour the boiling kettle down the drain. If it is grease and other build up, it should help wash it free. We also do a short cut to this. We put white vinegar through our drip coffee maker to clean it. After we put the soda down the drain we pour the vinegar down it from cleaning the coffee maker, as it is already hot. Hope this works. Also you can use a plunger, or there is a type of augur that hooks on an electric drill. We got ours from Wal Mart.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
18 Jul 07
Hi there. You could turn off your water mains, where ever they maybe in your yard, put old towels or a big rag on the floor incase excess water spills out of the piping that are blocked and get a big cresent and start screwing the pipes off, unblock what evers in there, it maybe hair, soap residue, tooth paste, to do this get a lengthy wire, wrap a rag around it and push it through the piping. If that does'nt work call a professional... Good luck
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
15 Jul 07
I am having the same problem with my sink in my kitchen. It drains real slow and it was always like that since I moved here four years ago. I am going to try out that vinegar and baking soda thing and hope that will help. It won't be hair but who knows what could be luring in that thing. Yuck! Vicki
@beckish (626)
• United States
15 Jul 07
You could try cleaning the drain trap. If that doesn't work, Drano will usually clear clogs fairly quickly. We have to use it fairly regularly in our home in order to keep the sink draining effectively. Good luck!