How To Unclog a Drain

Written by: Brent Holland

When your bathroom sink is clogged, there are three main places where the clog exists: the pop-up, the p-trap or your sewage pipes. This guide helps you clean the pop-up drain or the p-trap.

Note: If your drain is still clogged, then you will need to consult a plumber


Bowl and hose


Shop Garden Hoses

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1:

One type of clogged drain can be at the pop-up location. Start by unscrewing the pop-up under the sink.

Step 2:

Pull out the pop-up from the sink hole. Check to see if that is where the clog is and remove any debris.

Step 3:

If you have a touch down pop-up, then you will need to simply unscrew the pop-up touch down. Then, you would look down the sink hole for debris.

Step 4:

If you didn't find debris for the clog, then you will need to check your p-trap. You will need to locate the p-trap under the sink.

Step 5:

Place a bowl under the p-trap to catch any water.

Step 6:

Disconnect the p-trap by unscrewing the two connecting points.

Step 7:

The best way to flush out the p-trap is by using a hose to clear it of any debris.

Step 8:

Reconnect the p-trap. If neither the p-trap nor the pop-up have solved the clog, then you will need to consult a plumber.

× Shipping Rates & Methods

The cost to ship items varies by item, shipment and shipping option.

Free Ground Shipping on Orders Over $49

Standard ground shipping transit time is 5-7 business days.

* This offer excludes deliveries made to Alaska and Hawaii.

Free Freight Shipping on Orders Over $1500

Curb side delivery (also called freight or "LTL" shipping) is reserved for large, heavy, or oversized items like chandeliers, bathtubs, shower doors, etc. Items are palletized and loaded onto a large truck for shipment, and delivered to your curb by scheduled appointment. Transit time is 7-10 business days.

* For exact shipping costs, add the product(s) to your cart and enter your zip code.

Learn more about shipping rates and policies