If You Accidentally Dropped Something Down The Drain
Some of the most common items to drop down a drain are hair bands, pens, pencils, and toothbrushes. Other items include coins and paper clips. If you drop something down a drain that doesn’t belong there, don’t panic; it’s not the end of the world! There are steps you can take to try and recover your lost possession.
If you’ve accidentally dropped something down the drain, such as a ring or other small valuable object, don’t panic! First of all, make sure that the item has actually gone down the drain. If it hasn’t and is simply stuck somewhere in your home (such as underneath your sink), then there is no need to worry about it at all.
There are a number of free methods that you can use to retrieve the item, such as a pair of long-nosed pliers or a bent wire hanger. For more information on how to do this, see the beneath on how to remove small items from drains.
If the Item Has Actually Gone Down the Drain
Then, there are a number of things that you can do. The first thing to do is to turn off your water supply, which will prevent any further damage from being caused by running water. Next, try using a drain snake or auger to force the item back up through the pipes and into your hands. If this doesn’t work (or if you don’t have either of these items), then it may be time to call in an expert plumber.
If you’re not sure whether or not an item has gone down the drain, then there are a few things that you can try. The first is to pour boiling water down the sinkhole—if it goes down easily, then there is no obstruction. If it doesn’t go down at all, then there may be something blocking your pipes.
If You Can’t Find the Item
If you’re unable to find the item that has gone down the drain, then you should consider hiring a professional plumber. A professional will have access to specialized tools and equipment that can help them locate items that have fallen behind your walls or down into pipes. They may also be able to use a snake in order to pull out any obstructions. It’s not a good idea to begin messing with your plumbing system while searching for your wedding ring, you could end up doing thousands of dollars worth of damages with completely innocent intentions.
If you’re looking for a plumber, then I would recommend talking to your local hardware store. They can often recommend a good one in the area. Or, if you’re a client in our working area, consider giving Conyers Plumbing a call. We can provide the expertise necessary to ensure that your lost ring or other item will be found ASAP.