The Cheapest Way to Unclog a Sink with Standing Water

Joe Truini siphons standing water from a bathroom sink with a water toy
Need to remove standing water from a clogged sink? This toy doubles as a siphon pump!

If you live in a home long enough, sooner or later you have to deal with a plumbing clog and a lot of standing water

But before making the repair, you have to remove the water. Now, if you don’t have a wet-dry vacuum, and can’t afford one, you could use a sponge or maybe a towel, but here’s a quicker, easier to remove the water: use a pool toy!

Kids use this kind of water blaster toy to suck up pool water and squirt it at each other. But the toy also works great as a siphon pump to remove standing water from the sink.

Simply place the tip of the toy into the water and draw back on the handle to suck up the water. Then you can squirt it into a bucket, toilet or tub. 

This is great for sink clogs, toilet clogs if you have a malfunctioning washing machine that has water standing in the tub, and then you can make the repair.

But after using the toy to repair a plumbing leak, you should go out and buy the kids a new toy!

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