One of the most common and most irritating situations that you will have to deal with as a home owner is having to deal with a clogged sink. As a home owner or even a person that rents out a home, it is almost inevitable that you will have to deal with a clogged sink or clogged drains at some point of your stay in the house and therefore, it is best that you are well prepared for it and that you know how to handle the situation.
As blocked drains are such common problems, they do not always require you to bring in emergency help as there are many ways in which you can remedy the problem at home. Clogged sinks cause many distasteful and horrid problems in your home including the terrible smell that comes along with it. If you have some baking soda and some vinegar at home, in most cases, you should be able to get rid of the problem easily.
However, if your home remedy does not work, you may need to bring in a plumber to come in and unclog your drains for you. This will only be in extreme cases however.The first thing that you will need to do is to boil some water, about a liter and pour it down your clogged sink in order to loosen up any biological material that is stuck in it. This is only the first step and the hot water will in no way get rid of the blockage but it will help the process along. After you have done this, you will need to pour some baking powder, about one cup down the sink and after that, you will need to pour a cup of vinegar down the sink.
This will make the vinegar and baking soda react with each other in the same way that they do when you are baking a cake and it will help to loosen up all of the biological material and make it easy to wash away. You are likely to notice bubbles coming up from your sink hole, this is completely normal and is a sign that your remedy is working well. You will need to leave the sink as it is for about five minutes for the reaction to complete and after this has been done, you will need to pour a big bucket of warm water down the drain in order to push off all of the loosened substance down the drain.