In most cases, if you have a clogged sink you may need to call a plumber to unclog your drain . One common blockage you can fix yourself is if the p-trap is blocked.
In this case all you need to do is:
- Place a short bucket under your drain and slowly loosen your trap nuts until water starts to drain out .
- Once the water is done draining, you can take out the u-shaped part of the p-trap and remove debris.
- Put the p-trap back together, being careful not to cross-thread the nuts and make sure you only hand tighten the drain (only on PVC or ABS slip joint drains). If it is a chrome p-trap, then you may need to use an adjustable wrench to tighten it.
- Test for leaks and if the drain blocks again, it is probably blocked in the wall. At this time you may need a professional.