Can Candle Wax Clog A Sink? Read Here!

Updated on July 15, 2021

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Our Guide To Fixing A Blocked Sink From Candle Wax

Figuring out how to dispose of hot candle wax is not easy, so many of us assume chucking it down the drain would be the safest way of getting rid of it. 

Unfortunately, if you are reading this article, you probably know by now putting your hot candle wax down the sink was not the best idea as it can indeed clog your sink once it cools and hardens.

Luckily for you, we've made a few quick-fix remedies to unclog your sink drain from your candles wax down below and get everything in working order again. 

How To Unclog a Sink Drain From Candle Wax

If your sink drain is blocked, then you can easily fix it with boiling water or by freezing it, we've gone into further detail about how to do the processes down below. 

Boil Water 

One of the first ways to get rid of the blocked wax in your sink is by using hot boiling water. 

  1. First, heat, a full kettle of water then pour it into your sink until an inch of hot water forms a pool on the bottom of the sink. 
  2. Grab your plunger with the boiling water and give it a few pumps until you start to see the water disappear from the drain pipe.

If you are not sure how long a wax melts, find out here!

Freeze the Sink Drain

Pouring enough crushed ice down your sinks drain could help to harden up the wax until little pieces until the block clears, this is not guaranteed however if the wax has made it to the P-trap in your sink.

Try a Wax Remover 

If the methods above don't work, you could always try using a wax remover down your sink, but if the wax has made it down to your P-trap you will need to manually open it or call the plumber.

Try a Wax Remover

Last Words 

To conclude, candle wax can, unfortunately, clog a sink, but if it's a small amount you can use boiling water or ice to fix the issue, otherwise you will need to open the drain up and manually try and take it out.

Rather than pour it down the sink next time, it's best to dispose of your wax in the garbage bin.

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