How do I fix a clogged sink drain?

Clogged sink drains can be easily handled in one of two ways: the chemical approach, or the natural approach. Sometimes it’s necessary to employ both methods, but generally either will work on its own.

The chemical approach involves purchasing Drano or a similar chemical that works to dissolve the clog or break it up into small parts that can easily be carried out of your pipes. The primary element of Drano and other drain cleaners is sodium hydroxide, which can be harmful to the skin but is not considered a pollutant.

If you’d still rather keep away from the Drano, you can use a plunger to attempt to clear your clogged drain. If that doesn’t work you can also try a plumber’s snake. Don’t have access to a snake? You can contact a plumber to inquire about service rates, or purchase a plumber’s snake from a home improvement store in your area.

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