Clogged Sink Drain or Odor: P-trap
Follow the instruction below to clean your sink’s P-trap.
- Position a plastic bucket directly under the P-trap.
- Remove the three coupling nuts that attach the trap to the sink tailpiece and to the adjacent wall.
NOTE: The P-trap bend is used to prevent sewer gases from entering your home.
3. Clean the interior of the trap with a straightened wire coat hanger or a large nylon bottle brush.
4. If you discover that the trap is clean and clear (and not the reason for the clog or slow draining), then insert a small retractable drain snake directly into the pipe in the wall. Rotate handle to remove clog.
5. Reassemble the P-trap.