We use baking soda and vinegar. I pour about a cup of baking soda into the drain, then add about the same amount of vinegar. Let that sit a while - maybe an hour - then run warm water through the drain. Repeat then necessary. Wishing you the best.
I use traditional drano
Pour boiling water down the drain. Then add a half cup of baking soda and let it sit for a minute. Pour a cup of vinegar and a cup of hot water down the drain. Cover loosely and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Pour another pot of boiling water down the drain to flush out the clog.
Hi Belinda. You could use a drain snake to remove the clog. It's a long slender implement with tiny teeth down the entire length. You push it into the sink and when you pull it back up the teeth grab the clog. No chemicals involved. It's one of those items that is really handy to have when you need it.
Usually if it's a bathroom sink or tub/shower it's hair causing gunky buildup. A hair grabber can be fished down into the drain and with going all around the drain and pulling it back up, you will find a tangle of hair, soap and nasty looking stuff. For a kitchen sink, it's usually grease and food debris buildup. You can (plumber's) snake it out, and use chemicals like drano . Then take some basic precautions like never pouring grease down the drain and using a screen in the drain to catch food debris. You will be amazed at what ends up in that drain screen. I'll attach some links for the products I mentioned.
Vastar 3 Pack 19.6 Inch Drain Snake Hair Drain Clog Remover Cleaning Tool https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DP87IF8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FWmsEb6M2S2HA
Drain Auger 25 Foot, Plumbing Snake Drain Auger Sink Auger Hair Clog Remover, Heavy Duty Pipe Snake for Bathtub Drain, Bathroom Sink, Kitchen and Shower, Snake Drain Cleaner Comes with Gloves https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VF4WTFV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_yXmsEbW8AJRC2
SoLID (TM) Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket Catcher 2 pack 4.5 inch Diameter, Wide Rim Perfect for Most Sink Drains, Anti-Clogging Micro Perforation Holes, Rust Free, Dishwasher Safe https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LHKFZTR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_GYmsEb0DQXEFS
Hi Belinda, here's a great article with a video that will show you how - https://lifehacker.com/how-to-unclog-a-drain-5824780
Hi Belinda, there are lots of ideas here:
I leave in the use of the dollar store or tape box hardware store hard plastic tool to help remove mechanical obstructions, particularly the ones in the bathroom sinks and showers.
Hi Belinda: This looks long and complicated, but it's not. Well, it is long, but not complicated:)
If stopped up, get a really long zip tie, cut slits going down the side, one on the right, one on the left, all the way along to the bottom and twist it. Then, tie a string on the top really securely, and tie that around your finger. This will keep it from falling down the drain:) Then, stick it into the drain and jiggle it around and lift it out to see if anything stuck to it. If so, do it a few more times to get as much gunk out as you can.
Then, You will need this:
A small box of baking soda
1/2 cup vinegar
1 quart of water
There is no chemical substitute for mechanically removing the clog. There are little sink size plungers that work well for a clog of something large like a rag or toy and there are sink snakes which work best for hair clogs. Both cost less than $2 as any hardware store.
Most people don't use a plunger correctly. Try this video.
Here are 10 ideas for solving your clogged drain: https://www.wisebread.com/10-really-easy-ways-to-unclog-drains