One of life’s most stressful feelings is when you throw that valuable item in the bathroom sink drain, only to find that it falls down the trap. Do not worry. It has not fallen all the way down to the bottom of your sink. Instead, it has simply fallen out of its place. Read on to find out how to retrieve your jewelry from the trap.
Firstly, locate the sink trap where you left your item. This is usually at the bottom of a bowl or a drain pipe in the sink. It may be difficult to reach if it is buried in the floor, so keep looking. You will need to remove the sink. After that, you will need to open the trap door, which should be located inside the sink. At this point, you are free to access your piece of jewelry.
If you have found your jewelry in the trap, then you need to remove the sink from the drain pipe. To do this, remove the trap door, or slide it out. Once it has been removed, you will need to insert a wire brush under the trap to dislodge any bits of jewelry lodged inside. Once your piece of jewelry is freed, it will need to be washed with a mild detergent.
When your sink trap is clean, you will need to place it back into the sink so that it is flush with the bottom of the sink. You will also need to attach it back to its base, so that it will not move around while you are washing your jewelry in the sink.
If you notice that your jewelry does not come out, then you may need to use a plunger to clear the trap of any debris that could be trapped in the toilet bowl drain. To do this, insert a plunger into the trap so that it is sitting close to the opening of your toilet bowl drain. The plunger will open the trap, allowing your jewelry to come out from the drain pipe. Be sure to read the manual for the correct way to use a plunger to clear your trap.
When it is time to put your jewelry back into its proper place, you will need to clean the bowl thoroughly to remove any dirt or hair. That is stuck in the bowl. After cleaning the bowl, flush it again.
The next step is to replace the trap. This can be done by inserting the trap back into the trap door of your sink and placing it back in its position. If it was not removed from the sink trap, you may have to cut a small hole in the wall to make room for it. Then, attach the trap to the bowl drain pipe.
When the trap is securely in place, seal the hole. Recline your bathroom door to secure your trap and make sure that you do not let water leak through the trap door during this process. Replace the door.
Finally, after cleaning up any messes that may have occurred while removing the jewelry from the trap, you are ready to put your jewelry back into its proper place. Take your time when putting your jewelry back into the trap, especially if you are working on larger pieces of jewelry.
It is also important to remember that you are putting a very large piece of jewelry into a very small hole in the bathroom. This can be an expensive project if you are not careful, so take your time.
If you are not confident using your sink trap, you can always consult a professional about using one. It is important to follow all instructions, and be as precise with your measurements as possible.
A professional can also instruct you on how to fix any problems with your sink trap and how to repair broken parts of the trap. If you are having trouble putting your sink trap back in, you can talk with your local plumber about this matter as well.