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How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink Naturally, Safely, and Inexpensively

Updated on February 15, 2016

My bathroom sink gets clogged from time to time. I have unclogged it before by plunging it, but at times that did not work alone. I wanted to try a few things on my own before getting a plumber and getting charged anywhere from $75 to $100 or more.

I had heard that chemicals are not good for the pipes and can ruin them. So, I did some research online to see how I can fix this problem naturally, safely, inexpensively, and without a plumber.

Since this has worked more than once for me, I thought it would be worthwhile to tell others about my experience.

First of all, I tried the baking soda/vinegar recipe. All you need is a little baking soda. I would use no more than ½ a cup. I put some down the drain. Then, immediately after I used about ¾ cup of distilled vinegar. This will sizzle at first for a few minutes. Then I waited about 25-30 minutes and poured boiling water down the sink. Finally, I poured a two liter bottle of Pepsi down the drain. All the sizzling caused everything that was clogging to come close to the surface.

I was still not able to get to the junk that I saw though. I did not have a snake, so I got a butter knife and was able to clean a whole bunch of black junk out of there. Then I did a final plunging, and the sink was back to working normally.

I was glad that I did some research and was able to fix the problem myself and save some money. This encouraged me to try to fix things in the future myself before being so quick to call someone.


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