All sorts of items, from small toys get to wedding rings, get dropped down a kitchen or bathroom sink. If the water is not running, there is no need to panic as the item will not go very far. Even if the water is running, the chances are good that the item will still remain in the “trap” under the sink.
Retrieving an item that has been dropped down a sink is not particularly difficult but if you do not have the right tools or training, you should consider getting some professional plumbing help.
The process merely involves removing the U-shaped pipes underneath the sink. Most times, the dropped object will be caught in there. Here’s plumbing help:
- Start by shutting off the water shut off valve.
- Next place a pan or bucket underneath the pipes to catch any water that spills out as you remove the pipe.
- Once the entire pipe assembly has been removed, rotate it until the item falls out.
- Then put the pipes back in their original positions, tighten them and you are finished.
Again, the process is remarkably simple if you follow the plumbing help steps and have a basic knowledge of plumbing. Plus if you have the necessary tools and materials to complete the job. If not, you run the risk of poorly connecting the pipes and having them leak in the future. If you are unsure, professional plumbing help can quickly and easily resolve the problem for you for the cost of a simple service call.