How many times have you been preparing for a dinner party and found that you put too many potato or carrot peels down the sink and now it’s all backed up? The garbage disposal doesn’t work, everything is just floating in the sink and now you have to call the plumber.
Or even worse, you drop your earring, your ring or your contact lens down the sink…. now you REALLY need to call the plumber! And it’s going to cost you …. big time.
Well, no more! This is the EASIEST fix…. even a mechanically challenged idiot like me can fix this in about 3 minutes.. piece of cake.
I deliberately plugged up the sink with lots of peelings, and I have to admit, I did a bang up job of it…. there was such a wad of peels in the pipes that this took me 3 1/2 minutes to clear rather than the 3 minutes it might have if I hadn’t done such an overkill with the “plugging”.
Just an FYI… after I shot this video, my son and daughter-in-law were visiting and Blair dropped her earring down the bathroom sink. They didn’t freak out, asked for a demo and retrieved the earring in a matter of minutes.
The only difference between the kitchen sink and the bathroom sink is that when you drop things down the bathroom sink, you’ll find your lost item in the U shaped trap at the lowest point of the drainage pipes. You need to unscrew it on both sides and carefully let all the water drain into your bowl from the pipes and the “U shaped trap” that you unscrew. (You can see this in the video).
And of course, in ALL cases, as soon as you drop something down there or plug up your sink…. TURN OFF THE WATER! You’ll lose your earring or your contact lens if you let the water run long enough for it to push the item through the trap.
If you don’t have updated pipes with the “twisty thing”, you’ll have to get a wrench to undo and tighten the metal ring….