How do you help a slow bathroom sink drain naturally?

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  • Hi Ellen, this is a problem we all have at times. Throw a cup of bicard down the sink and add a cup of white vinegar and put the plug in straight away because it will foam up. Leave it sit for 30 minutes then put some hot water in the bath and pull out the plug. To hot water will flush out the drain.

  • Janice Janice on Oct 02, 2018

    Pour a cup of baking soda into the drain and then a cup of vinegar. It will foam up! Let the mixture sit for about 1/2 hour and then pour boiling water into the drain. This should help to remove any soap scum or greasy residue that's slowing the sink drain. It may take more than one time to clear the lines well. Also, I happened onto a tool at DollarTree the last time I shopped there. It is a very flexible narrow piece of plastic about 24" long and has "barbs" along the length of it. You can run it down into your sink drain line and twist around and pull out.....ugh! You'll be surprised what might come out! This may solve your problem. :) It did mine though I'm keeping the plastic device under my sink from now on for later use. It serves as a device similar to a plumber's "sewer snake".

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    • Janice Janice on Oct 06, 2018

      Happy that it worked, Ellen! I use this procedure every now and then when my one particular bathroom drain starts being slow.

  • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Oct 02, 2018

    I am not quite sure what you mean, but your sink drain may be clogged with hair. Try getting it out. I see they have a tool for this in Walmart now. I bought a tiny brush on a long wire that they use for fish tanks. Works well. Otherwise you could try putting some baking soda down there and running water on it until it fizzes up. Hope this helps.

  • Ginny Ginny on Oct 06, 2018

    Clean all of your drains out on a regular basis, and you should not have a clogging problem.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Oct 06, 2018

    The P-trap under the sink is probably clogged with hair or soap scum. It is EASY to clean. It looks like an "U" and it keeps sewer gases from escaping into the house (water seal). Put a pan under it and loosen the nuts on both ends. They should only be hand-tight. When the nuts are loose, pull the trap down into the pan and dump the water and gunk out. When empty, re-install and tighten the nuts. Run water to ensure there are no leaks. Your sink should drain quickly.

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