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2. Unclog a Sink: Try this First

Skip the caustic chemical drain cleaners, and roll up your sleeves. Attack the clog in the following order:

Fill the sink with water and vigorously pump up and down with a plunger. Direct pressure at the clog by stuffing a wet rag into the overflow hole, says Joseph Wood, owner of Boston Standard Plumbing & Heating, in Massachusetts.
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