How to Clean a Bathroom Sink Drain: The Ultimate Guide

Cleaning a Sink Drain

How often you need to clean your sink depends on how much use it gets and the quality of your water. If you notice that toothpaste, hair gel, or other products are starting to leave behind a residue, it’s time for a good scrubbing. How do you clean a bathroom sink drain? How do I unclog my bathroom sink? How can I unblock my bath plug drain naturally?

Required Tools

To clean a bathroom sink drain, you’ll need: 

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Hot water
  • Bucket or container for cleaning solution 
  • Sponge or cloth
  • Rubber gloves (optional) 

Step One: A Cup of Vinegar Makes the Drain Go Down

First, pour about a cup of white vinegar down the drain. Wait a few minutes for it to work its magic, then pour a pot of boiling hot water down the drain to clear away any remaining gunk.

water going down a stainless steel sink

Step Two: Mix Baking Soda and Warm Water

Next, mix together one part baking soda with two parts hot water in a bucket or other container. Pour this mixture into the drain and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Finally, flush everything out by pouring another pot of boiling hot water down the drain. Wipe down the surface with a damp cloth or sponge if there’s any remaining residue.

baking soda on a blue background and red measuring cup

How it Works

The idea behind trying to use vinegar and baking soda in place of commercial drain cleaners is that they’re safer for the environment and less toxic to handle than chemical-based cleaners.

However one may wonder how these common household products work? The bubbling action from the baking soda will help push out any built-up gunk from inside your pipes that could be causing blockage issues while simultaneously creating an alkaline solution that will neutralize acidic odors caused by bacteria growing on organic material trapped within them (like old food scraps).

While it may seem counterintuitive, pouring boiling hot water down after cleaning with vinegar can actually help break up grease buildup better than cold water because heat helps to weaken the molecular structure of oils. If your sink is still blocked after trying all of these methods, it’s time to call in a professional.

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