If your gold bracelet accidentally fell down your bathroom sink's drain while you were washing your hands, remove the pipe underneath the sink to retrieve it by completing the following steps. During the retrieval process clean the pipe's interior to assist with keeping it clog-free.
- disposable gloves
- adjustable wrench
- handheld scrub brush
- mild detergent
- shop vacuum cleaner
- jewelry cleaner
- soft cloth
Remove The Pipe That Is Located Underneath The Sink
Put on a pair of disposable gloves to protect your hands from dirty water and grime. Place a bucket directly underneath the pipe section that connects to the drain. This portion of the plumbing will be bent at an angle. It is referred to as a P-trap and prevents sewer gases from entering the interior of your home.
Use an adjustable wrench to loosen and remove the bolts that are connected to the pipe. Grasp the pipe section with both hands and pull downwards. Tip one end of the pipe towards the bucket. The bracelet will fall into the bucket, as well as some water and, possibly, loose food particles. Set the bracelet in a safe spot while you clean the pipe section's interior.
Clean The Pipe's Interior
Cleaning the pipe's interior will assist with keeping the plumbing in your bathroom clog-free. Dip a thin scrub brush into a small bucket of soapy water. Insert the brush into each end of the pipe and move it up and down vigorously to loosen any residue from the pipe's interior.
Shine a flashlight into the pipe when finished to ensure that there isn't any debris stuck in the middle of it. If there is any residue that is trapped inside, however, place one end of the pipe against a firm surface and suction out the debris that is trapped with a shop vacuum cleaner's hose attachment from the other end of the pipe.
Connect The Pipe To The Rest Of The Plumbing
Line the pipe up underneath the sink so that both ends are connected to the adjacent plumbing pieces. Insert the hardware pieces into their proper spots and tighten them with the adjustable wrench. Do not over tighten the hardware because it could cause the pipe to crack. Clean the bracelet with jewelry cleaner and a soft cloth if it has dirty residue on its surface. In the future, take care while washing your hands by removing your bracelet. As a result, you won't need to worry about an accident occurring. For further assistance, contact a local professional, such as one from Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.Share