Have you ever turned on the faucet, only to have the water come out in a feeble stream? Or maybe the water drains out of the sink very slowly after you turn off the faucet. If so, you’re probably wondering what’s causing this problem and if there’s anything you can do about it.
There are a few possible reasons why water might be draining slowly from your sink. It could be due to a clogged drain, a leaky faucet, or corrosion in your pipes. A professional plumber would be able to take a look at your sink and diagnose the problem. In the meantime, here are a few things you can try on your own to get things flowing smoothly again.
If you think the problem might be due to a clogged drain, there are a few ways you can try to unclog it. First, see if anything is blocking the drain that you can remove by hand. If not, you can try using a plunger or a plumber’s snake. If those methods don’t work, you can pour a mixture of baking soda and vinegar down the drain and let it sit for an hour before flushing it with hot water.
If you think the problem might be due to a leaky faucet, here’s an easy way to check. Turn on the faucet and put a cup underneath it to catch the water. Then, use a marker to make a mark on the cup where the water level is. Let the faucet run for two minutes and then check back to see how much water has collected in the cup. If there’s more than an inch of water, then chances are there’s a leak somewhere in your faucet.
If neither of those solutions works, then it’s possible that corrosion has built up inside your pipes and is causing water to drain slowly. This is generally not something that homeowners can fix on their own and will require professional help.