Bathroom sink overflow hole stuffed up. What to do?

Moved into a new house about 8 months ago and the upstairs bathroom sink has always had issues. My bf was checking it out and he thinks that the teenagers that lived here before us stuffed a doobie in the overflow hole in the sink. Got some shall we say… ummm, residue and ashes pulled out of it. Even took a vacuum hose to it and got out a ton of ashey water, but it’s still stuffed up. How the heck can it be unplugged? Should we just break down and buy a new sink?

5 Responses to “Bathroom sink overflow hole stuffed up. What to do?”

  1. Rehabhandyman Says:

    This is a tuff area to clean and what I suggest is a mixture of vinegar and baking soda.

    I would block the drain with a stopper or rag. Fill the sink with vinegar. Mix a baking soda mixture of 75 parts backing soda and 25 parts water and take a turkey baster (you can get them at the $$$ store) and fill the baser with your mixture and squirt the mixture in the overflow. You may have to do this a few times, but it should solve your problem.

    The baking soda and vinegar will foam up and eat away at some of the stoppage.

  2. Ra Says:

    try some drano industrial strength to see what happens.

  3. Mindy B Says:

    add liquid plumber or bleach and let it sit , then flush with hot water. Just like a clogged toilet

  4. greywolf_222 Says:

    call a plumber

  5. cristiano Says:

    Have you tried gettin a plumber out???
    I could fix it for you…

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