Are you experiencing a slow sink drainage or a foul smell coming from your bathroom sink? It could be that your bathroom sink drain trap is clogged with hair, soap scum, or other debris, and it's time for a clean-up.
In this guide, we will show you step by step how to clean your bathroom sink drain trap in Cumbria. But before we start, let's introduce ourselves.
Drainage Cumbria is your go-to drain cleaning company in Cumbria and the North West of England. We specialize in all aspects of drain cleaning, including sink, toilet, and shower drains. We have a team of experienced and certified technicians who are equipped with the latest tools and techniques to get the job done efficiently and professionally.
If you need any help with your drain cleaning needs, just give us a call at 01228 734162, and we will be happy to assist you. You can also drop us an email at [email protected] or visit our website at drainagecumbria.uk to learn more about our services.
Now let's get back to the topic at hand - cleaning your bathroom sink drain trap.
A drain trap is a curved pipe usually located under your sink that prevents sewer gases from entering your bathroom. The trap also catches debris such as hair, soap scum, and other materials, preventing them from going down the drain and causing clogs.
Cleaning your drain trap regularly is essential to maintain proper drainage and prevent nasty odors from emanating from your sink.
Before we start, here are the tools and materials you will need:
Once you have gathered your tools and materials, you're ready to start.
Before you start, turn off the water supply to your sink. Look for the shut-off valve under the sink and turn it off. If you're unable to find the shut-off valve, turn off the main water supply to your house.
Place the bucket under the drain trap to catch any debris or water that comes out when you remove the trap.
Using the pliers, loosen the slip joint nuts that connect the trap to the sink's drainage pipe. The slip joint nuts are the two nuts that are located on either side of the curved section of the trap.
Once you have loosened the slip joint nuts, carefully remove the drain trap and place it in the bucket.
Using your hands or a wire coat hanger, remove any debris from the drain trap. Remove as much debris as possible, and use a paper towel or rag to wipe away any remaining residue.
If the drain trap is still dirty, clean it using a drain cleaning tool or a wire coat hanger. Insert the tool into the drain opening and move it up and down, back and forth to dislodge any clogs or debris.
Once you have cleaned the drain trap, reassemble it in the reverse order in which you removed it. Make sure the slip joint nuts are snug but not too tight, as overtightening can cause damage.
Finally, turn on the water supply and let the water run for a few minutes to make sure everything is flowing smoothly. Check for leaks or any abnormal noises.
Cleaning your bathroom sink drain trap is a simple but essential task that shouldn't be overlooked. It's a preventative measure that can save you from costly repairs or replacements down the line. With the help of Drainage Cumbria, you can keep your drains clean and free from clogs.
If you need any assistance with your drain cleaning needs or have any questions, feel free to contact us at 01228 734162, and we will be happy to help. You can also reach us through email at [email protected] or through our website at drainagecumbria.uk.