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Whether you’re talking about a kitchen sink drain or a bathroom sink drain, there are a few things you should know before you start repairing and replacing. Like, what’s a sink stopper and do you need a drain trap (P trap)?
The term sink drain commonly refers to the plumbing network that connects the bottom of the sink basin to the main sewer drain. Typically, a network of sink drain parts consists of connectors, washers, gaskets, and pipes, as well as, the sink strainer and the drain trap (aka, P trap). Together, a sink drain is designed to strain and block solids, while allowing waste water to exit. A kitchen sink drain may have additional plumbing attachments for a pull down kitchen faucet, dishwasher, and/or garbage disposal. Likewise, a bathroom sink drain may contain additional pieces for a sink stopper.
Clogged sink drains are a part of life that no one really likes to encounter. However, knowing how to unclog a sink drain can not only help get things flowing smoothly again, it can save you an expensive plumbing bill: