How to unclog your sink

A clogged drain can be a frustrating and inconvenient problem that many encounter. Before reaching for harsh chemicals or calling a plumber, consider tackling the issue with common household supplies that are not only effective but also eco-friendly and cost-efficient. In this guide, we'll walk you through a step-by-step process to unclog your drains using items you likely already have at home.

Regular maintenance

Try to unclog your sink once every month. This preventive measure can break down minor buildup before it turns into a major clog. It saves you time, money, and frustration while keeping your drains flowing smoothly. Remember that for more severe clogs or issues deep within the plumbing system, it's always wise to consult Holland2Stay to ensure the problem is resolved safely and effectively.

What you need to unclog your sink

  • Baking soda (half a cup)
  • (White) vinegar
  • Cloth 
  • Boiling water

Step-by-step guide

  1. Pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain.
  2. Follow it with half a cup of vinegar.
  3. Cover the drain with a plug or cloth to contain the fizzy reaction. Allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Flush the drain with hot water. 

Need a step-by-step video instruction? Check this video on our TikTok, where we guide you through the process of unclogging your sink.


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