Where Can You Find Some Good Bathroom Sink Trap Plumbing Tutorials?

Where Can You Find Some Good Bathroom Sink Trap Plumbing Tutorials?

The Home Depot and DoItYourself offer good tutorials on how to clean, repair and replace bathroom sink P-traps. This plumbing job takes approximately two hours and is easily accomplished.

Common reasons to remove a P-trap are that it is leaking, clogged or broken. To remove a P-trap, place a bucket beneath the drain to catch water and debris. Turn off the water supply valve, and unscrew the nuts using a pair of pliers. Wearing rubber gloves and a face mask is recommended to protect your hands and avoid breathing mold spores.

To clean the P-trap, empty its contents into the bucket, and clean with soap and water. Use a bottle brush to remove any remaining residue.

If a new P-trap is needed, insure proper sizing by bringing the old P-trap to the store as a reference.