Okay, okay.  So you’re wondering why we’re taking the time to cover an issue as simple as a clogged bathroom sink.  You say to yourself, “What’s the big deal?  Get a bottle of Drano and go!"

Hold on a second.  Sometimes the simplest solution is not always the best solution, though in this case it could turn out to be the most expensive one.

It’s generally pretty easy to figure out what’s clogging a bathroom sink.  Hair, hairspray, gel, and daily grease and grime are the usual suspects.  Sometimes one of the kids’ toys gets down there, and that generally accelerates the accumulation of all the gunk listed above.  First, be certain the problem is localized to the one sink in the bathroom, and that the issue does not in fact include, let’s say, the bathtub or any other areas of plumbing in your DeMotte, Merrillville, or Hammond home.  If you’re not certain if a plumber needs to be called in please refer to this quick “When to” guide.  If you’re good to go, then start with this how to guide on unclogging the problem sink.  Take the time to read through the entire article first.  The last thing you want to do is pour a gallon of boiling water down the drain if you have plastic pipes, although this might be all you need with steel pipes.  That’s why you need to take the time to read up first.  You can save some money by doing it yourself, AND keep from turning a small problem into a big one.