As the owner of a beautiful engagement ring, wedding band, or other piece of jewelry that holds sentimental value, we know you’d do just about anything to keep it safe. But let’s face it, accidents happen, and as one of the smaller pieces of jewelry on the market, rings specifically are notorious for slipping down the drain. Whether you’ve left it by the sink while doing the dishes or slipped it off quick to wash your hands, it isn’t unusual to lose your ring to your plumbing if you aren’t careful. However, although your first feeling may be one of panic if this happens, you don’t need to – there are ways that you can get your most prized possession back, and here’s how:
Step 1: Turn off the water
Before you do anything, your first move should be to shut off the water completely so that your ring doesn’t get sucked into your pipes more than it already has.
Step 2: Clean out the cabinet
If the pipes under your sink are located within a cabinet, clean out the space as best you can so that they become easily accessible. Since you’ll need to disassemble some parts, you’ll want to have as much room to work with as possible without other items getting in the way.
Step 3: Take apart the P-trap
The P-trap, which can best be described as a U-shaped pipe under your sink, has likely become your ring’s new home. So, to get it back, you will have to take the P-trap apart. However, before you do, don’t forget to place a bucket under the pipe so that you don’t wind up with a puddle on the floor or in your cabinet when water (and hopefully your ring) spills out.
At this point, though it may be swimming in the water that has left your pipes, you should be able to see your ring shining back at you. Then, as soon as you have it safe and sound, all you’ll have to do is put your pipes back together!
While the job could get a bit messy, there’s only one thing that matters most, and that’s getting your ring back! Do you have another method that you stand by in situations like this? If you have another way to retrieve a ring that fell down the drain, be sure to head on over to our Facebook page and share it with us!
Since 1978, Maddaloni Jewelers has been supplying engagement rings, diamond rings, luxury watches and other fine jewelry to Long Island customers. For more information about the services offered, please call (631) 499-8800 or visit 1870 East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington, New York.