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A clogged sink can quickly turn your morning routine upside-down. Typically, hair is the main reason for a clogged drain, and the situation can be easily remedied in just a few minutes using one tool. To learn how to unclog a sink, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Remove the Stopper. Before you can remove a clog, you need to pull the stopper out of the sink drain. Most stoppers are easily removed, but if you find that your stopper is locked in place, you’ll need to pull out the pop-up rod first. To do this, reach under the sink to the back of the drain, turn the nut counterclockwise, and pull the rod out about one inch. Now you should be able to pull the stopper out from the drain.
  • Step 2: Remove the Clog. Using a Zip-It tool, drop it into the drain and move it around to capture the hair that is clogging the drain. Once you’ve removed all of the hair, replace the stopper, and enjoy your clog-free sink!

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If you are unable to reach the clog with the Zip-It tool, it’s time to call a professional plumbing company. Baethke Plumbing offers a variety of plumbing services to households and businesses in the Chicagoland area, and since 1993, we’ve completed 250,000 jobs in the region. To learn more about our services and receive an honest, upfront price quote, give us a call today. You can also use our convenient online form now to request a plumbing service quote.

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