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Plumbing under the sink clogged
- Try plunging the drain first to clear any clogs. Cover overflow holes fully when plunging.
- Use a zip-it style drain cleaner to pull hair and debris from drain pipe.
- Check pipes under sink for leaks and tighten any loose slip joints or connections.
- Take apart the P-trap and clean out any built up gunk or clogs.
- Dump baking soda and vinegar down the drain, let sit 30 mins, then rinse with hot water.
- Use a drain snake or auger if drain is still backed up. Take care not to scratch porcelain.
- Remove pop-up sink stopper and clean built-up debris from mechanisms.
- If necessary, remove entire P-trap assembly and replace corroded or damaged parts.
- Check sink strainer/basket for debris blocking water flow and remove if needed.
- Hire a plumber if significant blockages persist or pipes under sink need replacement.