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5 Simple Ways to Unclog a Bathroom Sink

A clog in the bathroom sink is a major inconvenience that can hinder your bathroom use. Several substances can clog your sink, such as hair, tooth paste, or other materials that are difficult to remove. For when you don’t have a bottle of Drano at hand, here are some tips to unclog your bathroom sink simply and easily. 

Wire Hanger

One of the simplest fixes to a bathroom sink clog involves using an untwisted wire hanger you have lying around the house. Push the small hook at the end of the wire hanger past the drain cover and start picking out anything that’s clogging the drain. Clear as much of the blocking materials as possible, and after you’re done, rinse the drain with hot water to finish the job.

Boiling Water

This simple fix is effective for bathrooms that don’t have severe clogs and are merely slow instead of completely clogged. Gather a large pot or a kettle and fill it with water, then boil. Pour the boiling water into the drain at least three or four times. Assuming this fix works, the results should appear immediately.


If you have a wet and dry vacuum around your house, you can use it on your stubborn clog. Make sure you create a seal around the drain first. The head of a plastic soda bottle or plunger head will do. Then, set the vacuum to its highest liquid setting. The powerful suction is usually strong enough to unclog all the contents that created the blockage. 

Baking Soda and Vinegar

This is an old school method that proves able to clear bathroom sinks efficiently. Mix up equal parts baking soda and vinegar, such as a 1/3 cup of each, and pour the fizzing solution down the drain. Let the solution sit for an hour before washing it with away with hot water. 

Baking Soda and Salt

You can also combine baking soda with salt to clear certain sink clogs. Mix a 1/2 cup of each and pour it down the drain. After that, wait around 15 minutes and then wash it down with boiling water. The intense reaction should clear most bathroom sink clogs.