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Hi my name is ***** ***** I have been in the plumbing field for 20 years. I will be glad to help you today. Interesting solution you were given. Is the sink a double sink or single sink? If double then is there only an issue in one sink and the other is fine?
Well, it does depend on your skill level. You could remove the trap under the sink and clear it out there. It is almost certainly in the trap. You would place a large bowl under the trap and remove the union nuts on it. The water in the trap would leak out into the bowl then once you remove the trap then dump it out and see if the blockage is there. If not then you can get a small sink snake to snake out the drain while the trap is removed. I am not so sure about the bleach remedy. I am still typing......
I will suggest a much more effective remedy to pour down the sink. Try Ridex. It is a septic treatment for septic fields and what it does is introduce more microbes that break down organic material. This will be much more effective than the bleach. Try pouring some treatment down the sink every couple of months and that will prevent any more issues with the sink being slow. It will solve your issue now too, but it may take a little while for the treatment to become effective. You will have an immediate result by removing the trap but of course the Ridex will be the easiest, no mess result. click here
Of course, if you like we could also discuss over the phone for any further clarification. If you have any questions at all I am happy to continue in the chat too. Whichever you prefer.
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