Poor drainage in a bathroom sink is typically caused by a blockage somewhere in the drain system. Here are a few steps you can take to address this issue: 

  1. Check the sink drain: Remove the sink plug or drain cover and inspect for any visible debris or hair that may be obstructing the drain. 
  2. Use a plunger: Sometimes, using a plunger can help dislodge minor clogs in the drain pipe. Ensure there is enough water in the sink to cover the plunger, then plunge vigorously several times. 
  3. Try a drain cleaner: Use a commercial drain cleaner or a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to dissolve any organic matter causing the blockage. Follow the instructions on the product carefully. * If the pipe is completely blocked do not try this option. 
  4. Check the trap: The trap under the sink may be clogged with debris. Place a bucket underneath to catch water, then unscrew the trap and clean it out thoroughly. 
  5. Ventilation: In some cases, inadequate ventilation in the drain system can cause slow drainage. Ensure the vent pipe connected to your plumbing system is clear and functioning properly. 
  6. Call a plumber if necessary: If these DIY methods don’t resolve the issue, it may indicate a more serious blockage deeper in the plumbing system. A professional plumber can use specialized tools to locate and clear the blockage effectively. 

Addressing drainage issues promptly can prevent water backups and potential damage to your plumbing system.