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If you are experiencing problems with slow drainage or clogs, you can follow these troubleshooting tips to help you identify or possibly resolve the problem easily on your own.


In the event that you can't solve the problem yourself, give A & J Drain Service LLC a call and we can fix any plumbing issues you may be experiencing.


Unblocking traps

One of the most common areas where blockages occur is in traps. A basin trap is where debris can gather and prevent the flow of water. Snakes can unclog many types of traps, but sinks usually need to be dismantled for the blockage to be removed.


You'll need a bowl, a bucket, an old toothbrush and replacement washers. First, undo the sink trap and position a bowl beneath it to catch any water. Remove debris and wash the trap in a bucket of clean water. An old toothbrush is an ideal cleaning tool. Replace the trap. It is worth replacing worn washers while the trap is disassembled to prevent future leaks.

Clogs in bathroom sinks are fairly common, and they usually occur near the pop-up assembly of the drain. You'll need a drain plug adjustment arm to get this job done.


First, remove the spring tab from the drain plug adjustment arm. Remove the ball valve from the sink trap. Remove the pop-up plug and then remove the debris clogging the sink.

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Unclog a sink drain