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How to Unclog Bathroom Sink:

No, this doesn't involve ripping your sink apart.
By Expert Tips
Date: April 12 2016
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What to do if your bathroom sink is blocked
Even if you think you are very clean in your bathroom habits it’s still possible for your bathroom sink to become blocked. Human debris, such as hairs and dead skin, gets washed down the sink and joins with soap scum to form barriers to the water getting through as it should. This can mean that the water vanishes from the sink far slower than usual; in severe cases it can even mean that the water does not move at all.
Obviously, if you have a blocked sink, you need to make sure that the problem is dealt with as soon as possible, so that the sink is returned to full working order. If you do not want to have to deal with the blockage yourself then you should call a professional such as Plumbing Detectives to help. If you are prepared to try and get rid of the blockage yourself first then here are some of the things for you to try.
Unblocking a sink with boiling water
One of the best ways to move a simple blockage in a bathroom sink is to pour boiling water down the drain. One word of warning if you decide to do this; if your pipes are made from PVC and not metal, you should use hot water not boiling. This method will not move all bathroom sink blockages but even when the blockage does not move altogether it can still be softened by the water, making it easier to move by other means.
Using a plunger
You should always have a plunger close at hand in your home. If a blockage in your bathroom sink is proving to be stubborn then using a plunger should be your next step after pouring boiling water down the drain. More often than not you should find that a plunger works and you manage to return your sink to full working order.
Using a drain snake
If you find that you have used a plunger on your blocked bathroom sink and it has not worked, then it may be worth hiring or buying a drain snake. It’s easy to use a drain snake and it gives you the flexibility to get into hidden parts of the drain where the blockage may have occurred. If other methods of clearing the blockage have failed then using a drain snake is a good idea and you should hopefully be successful in returning the correct flow of water to your sink drain. 
Most people have a blockage in their bathroom sink at some point. The easiest way to deal with a blockage of this sort is probably to call a professional plumber. This means that you get a clear sink ad you do not have to do any of the work. If you would rather try and resolve the problem yourself first then hopefully we have given you some useful tips on how to do so.
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