When your bathroom sink is clogged you will know it right away. Instead of water draining down the sink, it will move very slowly or not at all. This can be caused due to different reasons, for instance the hair and other solid particles that may have gotten in the sink will end up blocking the drainage. This can develop over a period of time where each time hair or other solid particles are thrown into the sink they will end up being deposited in the u-bend pipe in the sink drainage line. A u-pipe is found under your sink, and is there to prevent wastewater from coming back into the house. Of course, when this is clogged the water can’t go through it so it has no other place to go, than back to the sink.
What a plumber will do to fix the problem
- Cleaning the u-pipe
The plumber will remove the u-pipe by unscrewing the ends. This is necessary for the plumber to reach the points where the solid debris may have formed in the pipe. After opening the u-pipe the plumber will use a wire to get rid of all the debris that may have collected in the pipe.
- Removing and cleaning the tail pipe
The debris may have collected in the tail pipe. This is the metal pipe that comes out of the sink and joins the u-pipe. In this case the plumber will go further and remove the tail pipe from the sink drainage system. After removing the tail pipe the plumber will have to remove all the debris that may have collected in that pipe.
- Cleaning the entire sink drainage pipe
The debris may have collected in the sink drainage pipe leading to its clogging. In this case the plumber will have to clean the entire drainage pipe and get rid of any debris that may have formed.
- Unscrew the stopper and lift rod for cleaning
In order to ensure all the debris that may have formed in the bathroom drainage system are all removed the plumber will have to decouple the topper and the lift rod. This may appear technical but with the experience of the plumber it will be very easy.
To ensure the work is well done the plumber will assemble all the parts back and flush the sink with a lot of water. If the water flows smoothly, then the work will have been well done.