If you are thinking about fixing a bathroom sink, it is always important that you get all the correct plumbing tools, tips, and information before beginning. This will help you ensure you have all the right tools and equipment, and you also have the confidence in your own ability to fix your own sink.
A quick-draining sink can actually hold your daily routine together, but it is vital to clear clogged drains regularly and efficiently. Fill the sink with adequate water to completely submerge the bowl and plunger, then start plunging the drain again using as much pressure as necessary to dislodge the clog. The suction should also be able to break up the clog and free up the clogged hair.
Most sinks have a rubber sealing ring at the bottom, which will need to be removed. These seals are used to stop the water in the sink from seeping out and damaging your pipes. However, when it comes to your sink you should never try to force the seal off as it is very difficult to remove it. It is best to allow the sealant to dissolve by itself.
It is a good idea to turn on the water and wash your hands thoroughly before trying to clean out any clog or drain holes. When the sealant has dissolved, you should rinse the sink in warm water and use a mild dish washing detergent. The detergent will help to lift the dirt and debris that are stuck between the sealant and the surface of the sink. After you have rinsed your sink thoroughly, you should place towels over the sink so that they can soak up any residue left behind by the detergent. This will help you remove as much soap or residue as you can without making the sink too dirty.
Once you have thoroughly rinsed out the sink, you should then carefully wipe down any area of the sink which may have been affected by any soap residue or dirty water. Wipe the sink well and make sure to rub all the soap off, then dry with a towel. To prevent rust forming, you should always ensure to wash your sink once a week in order to avoid rust forming.
Before you begin fixing your sink, you should check for any small holes in the sink which may require a small screwdriver to remove. The easiest way to find these is to simply flip the sink upside down, so that the screws are visible and take the screwdriver out of the hole before replacing it.