Introduction

It's very easy to clean out a blocked pipe if something is stuck in it. Depending on how your sink is you may not even need tools. This guide will show you how you can easily take care of this issue and unclog, or retrieve what is blocking your pipes.

When you first go to clear your sink, you should check how the pipes are connected.
  • When you first go to clear your sink, you should check how the pipes are connected.

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If your piping looks like the photo, you won't need tools to make this fix.
  • If your piping looks like the photo, you won't need tools to make this fix.

  • You can easily remove these pipes by twisting them off at the brackets.

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Twist the higher bracket until it comes undone. Twist the higher bracket until it comes undone.
  • Twist the higher bracket until it comes undone.

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Twist the lower bracket until it also comes undone.
  • Twist the lower bracket until it also comes undone.

  • Water and other liquids will pour out of the brackets so hold the pipe tightly to avoid making a mess.

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Gently remove the pipe and find somewhere to dump out the contents that caused it to be clogged.
  • Gently remove the pipe and find somewhere to dump out the contents that caused it to be clogged.

  • The pipe will be full of water and whatever is stuck inside. Any large obstructions or other blockages may fall out.

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Clear out the gunk, obstructions, and any other objects in the pipe so that your sink drains properly.
  • Clear out the gunk, obstructions, and any other objects in the pipe so that your sink drains properly.

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Repeat the steps in reverse to put it back together again.
  • Repeat the steps in reverse to put it back together again.

  • The blockage should now be removed and the sink should be draining properly.

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Conclusion

Your sink should now be free of obstructions or clogs in the pipes.

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