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It’s a common fear, and it can happen to anyone: you’re washing your hands or rinsing the dishes, and the soap on your fingers causes your wedding ring to slip off and disappear down the drain. Before you shriek in horror, you’ll be pleased to know that it is surprisingly easy to retrieve anything you drop down the drain of your sink—provided it hasn’t gone past the P-trap, a common but highly innovative plumbing invention.
Most kitchen and bathroom sinks have a P-trap underneath. A P-trap is, you guessed it, a P-shaped piping fixture that is designed to catch waste that falls down the drain and stop it from causing problems far deeper in your plumbing system. Here’s a step-by-step process to help you fish your ring out of the P-trap and avoid a complete disaster.
If you were unsuccessful in retrieving your ring, chances are it has cleared the P-trap and gone further down into your plumbing system. While this presents a much more complicated scenario, it may not be too late to retrieve your ring. Give Curran Plumbing a call on 1300 135 355 and we will do whatever we can to help!