Sink Repair – Does Your Busted Sink Have You Feeling Sunk?

I can still recall my sister’s wife asking my brother ten times to repair their bathroom sink in the upstairs… I was there to visit her in the hopes of convince him to take charge and then “fix the damn sink!” I was even asked to assist her as I knew that I’d be more likely to get the job done as opposed to him doing it by himself. So we both took to work fixing the clogged drain repair Toronto.

My brother deserves an honor, he’d already obtained an “sewer snake” from a close friend of his. After further inspection of the size of the snake (one we found was designed for larger drains, such as toilets) and looking under the sink to see the pipes, we realized that the snake we were given was way too big to be used for the task. Our next step was for Canadian Tire to purchase a slimmer snake. After completing this task, we returned to the bathroom, and removed the cupboard doors to expose the sink’s parts. After a quick review of the design of the sink we decided that it was the right time to fix the sink’s drain that was blocked.

Before jumping into it and getting to work , we took a break for a while. We took the laptop of my younger brother and set out to search for “sink repair” on the internet. When we typed into “sink repair” to YouTube we saw a variety of diverse videos, all of which featured plumbers and other enthusiasts taking on the various steps to clear the sink.

After finding the right video that explained everything from shutting off water to using”sewer snake “sewer snake” correctly we were all set to get started and we walked back into the bathroom to complete the task. They also made it appear effortless and gave us confidence that we could complete the task also, without a problem.

In the end, as we went to work, we realized that it was actually quite a straightforward procedure:

We gathered a bucket and put it in the “p-trap” (this is the portion of the drain pipe that is designed like a U , and is located directly next to your main drain pipe).

We double-checked to confirm that the tap in that sink wasn’t “off”.

We did not turn off the hot or cold water supply to the sink because we wanted to test the lines. You can, however, shut them off.

The next step was to take out first the “pop-up assembly “(this is the portion of the sink with the rod of steel that lets you connect the drain to the sink so that it can be filled full of water). “The “pop up assembly” has two pieces of steel that meet beneath the sink. The first piece of steel is the one you push onto at the top of your sink in order to stop the drain from getting blocked. The second piece is connected to the primary piece by passing through one the holes at the bottom of the initial part of the metal.

This can be done by removing the small ring of metal located in the drainpipe that is below the sink, right above the trap. When doing this in the counter-clockwise direction, one can see an additional piece of the metal that is part of”the “pop-up assembly” can now be taken off. After that, you can pull out the plastic and metal which allows the sink to be plugged.

Once this piece has been taken off, we have to remove the p-trap from. Utilizing our hands, we loosen at the bottom of the trap (there is an piping piece that looks like the shape of a the shape of a nut) by turning it counter-clockwise direction. The nut is made of plastic and remains on the piping.

After you had the upper part of your p-trap became unloose, we were required to remove the bottom that is”p-trap “p-trap” from the main pipe the same way.

This allowed us to eliminate the p-trap altogether.

When the p-trap was removed we were able to pour water down the drain of the sink (remember that we set up a bucket underneath this area to collect the water) to determine whether the blockage was located inside the shaft that runs through the drain’s. We found some blockage and were able to remove it with”drain snake” “drain snake”.

The next step was to deal with the main drain by putting the snake inside the drain line to the point at which the top part of the “p-trap” would have been directed towards the wall.

It was at this point that things started to get exciting as my brother and I dragged”drain snake “drain snake” into the main drain line. It took was actually several attempts to make the drain snake turn downwards once it reached the point on the drain line at which it begins to dip downwards toward the basement. After several attempts, we succeeded in getting the snake to get past this point. We continued feeding it into to the drain until we saw the “drain snake” hit a massive blockage.

Then we changed the drain snake by locking it in place by turning the crank, then reeling it back out.

Another thing I’d like to point out, and was a mistake that my brother made was that he dragged the snake in too quickly of the drain line , and like his, the snake was thrown out and shot all over the place. The entire area was covered by us, and all over the bathroom’s walls, floors and so on. (So after some shock, a few expressions of displeasure along with a few laughs and a little tidying up, we re-started to it.)

For us , at this point we believed we were done with the task, so we set the sink up and started running hot water. But, we discovered that even though the sink wasn’t as bad, it was blocked.

We then ran through the steps again , and then flushed the lines before the snake completed our repair to our sink at home.