Occasionally we get a call from a client who has lost a valuable piece of jewelry down the drain. For the most part, large heavy jewelry won’t go past the point in the pipe called the P-trap, so if you feel confident and possess the right tools, you may be able to retrieve this item without the assistance of a plumber.
To determine whether or not your item is still in P-trap, simply place a bucket under U-shaped pipe under your sink to catch any water. Carefully loosen the nuts on either side of trap and slowly remove the pipe. Dump the contents of the trap into the bucket. If your lost item is not in the trap, it may still be able possible to retrieve it.
Stop running water and call Atomic Plumbing at 757.464.2934 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment.