Due to COVID-19, please know that our team is taking precautionary sanitary measures to ensure we can provide your service needs safely. Please contact us if you have any questions!

I Dropped My Wedding Ring Down the Sink – Now What? You Know What to Expect When You Call Korrect

I Dropped My Wedding Ring Down the Sink – Now What?

water running down the sink drainThere are many small items that can easily be dropped down a sink bathroom. Among those items can be a wedding ring, other valuable pieces of jewelry, children’s toys, toothpaste caps, coins and more. It can happen to anyone. But don’t panic – items that accidentally fall down a sink can be recovered with a little work.

Small metallic items, such as jewelry, usually can be retrieved from the plumbing drain trap under the sink.

Here’s How:

  1. Turn off the water to minimize any chance of the item being flushed into the main sewer line. Hopefully, the item has stopped in what is called the P-trap (or the curved section of pipe right underneath the sink) of the sink. This can be taken apart without tools. If water is not turned off, you run a greater risk of the item falling farther down the drain, where it will be harder to retrieve.
  2. Place a bucket, towels or newspapers under the P-trap, because there will probably be leakage.
  3. Find the access plug on your P-trap. If you have older pipes, there may not be an access plug. In this case, it may be best to call in a professional at this point.
  4. Pull out the access plug and allow water to pour into the bucket. Once the water has drained, reach in and search for your lost item.
  5. Once the item is recovered, replace the plug. Run water through the pipe to make sure there are no leaks.
  6. If you are unable to recover the lost item(s), call in a professional. Do not use the sink until after the plumber has had a chance to work on it.

Plumbers are very familiar with this situation and are used in helping others retrieve lost items. They also have special tools that can reach into your plumbing to retrieve a lost ring or other items. Lost jewelry is a common occurrence.

Other Articles That Might Interest You

Why plumbing leaks can attract pests and what you can do about it
How to deal with a clogged kitchen sink
10 things you should never flush down your toilet
STOP: Don’t pour that chemical cleaner down your drain!

Categories

Our Customers Love Us

Hear Why They Depend On Us
  • Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

    “I highly recommend this company and their services!”

    - Nick Absher
  • True professionalism.

    “They worked diligently and tirelessly in our home. They were courteous, answered our questions and left everything neat and clean.”

    - Carl G.
  • Awesome!

    “The service rep was very polite, courteous, very knowledgeable and willing to help with all areas I asked about.”

    - Adrienne W.
  • You all were great!

    “He came quickly, very pleasant and explained what he was doing.”

    - Debbie N.
  • Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness

    “Professional. Clean. Could not ask for more.”

    - Becky Kondritz
/

Contact the Korrect Team

Regain Your Peace of Mind
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.