How to Clear Clogged Sink Drains

With two simple tools—a plunger and a snake—you can clear 95 percent of your stopped-up drain problems

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Clamps
  • Allen wrench
  • Pipe wrench
  • Pliers
  • Plunger

You'll also need to buy or rent a snake

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar