Clogged drains are common occurrences in households. However, there are several factors that can lead to drainage problems. Sure, a clog somewhere in the pipes is one of them. But, before you start taking your draining system apart, make sure that you check the trap under your sink. Traps are designed to collect dirt, debris, and other things that do not belong to the sewer. When a trap gets full, it blocks the water from draining. In this article, you will learn how to clean a sink trap.
The first thing that you need to do is locate the trap under your sink. Some sinks may not be equipped with traps. If this is the case, then you should definitely hire a plumber to install a trap for your sink. Once you’ve located your sink trap, place a bucket under it so that you don’t make a mess in the kitchen.
Using a wrench or channel lock pliers, unscrew the slip joint nuts on each side of the “J” shaped trap. If you have any sort of decorative finish on your trap, then use a strap wrench to prevent scratching the finish material. Once both nuts are loose, pull the trap downward. Waste water may come out of the pipes, so make sure that the bucket is placed directly underneath the pipe opening. Clean the trap properly, and wash it down with dish-soap. Once done, place the trap back in place, and tighten up the nuts. Your sink should drain just fine now.
If this does not fix your drainage problem, then perhaps you need to contact a drain cleaning service provider. Perfection Plumbing of Riverside is located in Riverside CA, and we offer some of the best services in the area. All you have to do is call us at (951) 228-0092.