How do you fix a pop up drain?


  1. Remove the screws that secure the overflow cover plate.
  2. Pull the plate and lever away from the overflow hole, partially pulling out the mechanism.
  3. Adjust the nut on the linkage—lengthen it to raise the stopper or shorten it to let it drop lower.
  4. Push the assembly back in and replace the cover plate.

Why does my pop up drain leak?

Pop-up drains sometimes spring a leak at the point where the pivot rod enters the drain pipe. Leaking can start if there is loosening or cracking of the compression nut that holds the pivot rod in the drain pipe. If a leak is traced to this nut, it can usually be stopped by tightening the nut.

Why does my pop-up drain leak?

How do you get the drain out of a sink?

Step by step guide on How to Remove a Bathroom Sink Stopper

  1. Try removing the stopper by hand.
  2. Remove items from under the sink.
  3. Locate the horizontal plunger rod.
  4. Locate the clip attaching the rod and the strap.
  5. Unscrew the pivot nut.
  6. Remove the stopper.
  7. Remove hair with the hair remover.

How do I unclog my bathroom sink drain?

The best way to unclog a bathroom sink is using natural solvents such as baking soda and vinegar to force the blockage through. A plunger is useful when you are experiencing slow moving drains or you have a slight blockage in the drains.

How to get something out of a bathroom sink drain?

How to Get Something Out of a Bathroom Sink Drain Place a bucket below the bathroom sink plumbing to prevent water and drain debris from spilling onto the floor. Loosen the top P-trap fitting. Use a pipe wrench if the trap is tight and hard to loosen. Loosen the bottom P-trap fitting.

How do you keep drains clean?

Pour a half cup of baking soda into the drain and follow it with two quarts of hot water. Baking soda is a great cleaning agent and will absorb foul odors, too. There are also specialized products, like Lemi Shine Disposal Cleaner, that use natural cleaning agents to freshen drains.

Why does bathroom sink smell like sewer?

Another cause for sewer smell in a bathroom is attributed to the drains in your sinks or bathtub/shower. Sludge like buildup consisting of hair and soap scum can build up in your drains and create a terrible sewer smell. Regular use of Bio Smart Drain Maid will keep this sludge from building up.