How do you unblock a sink?
A blocked sink can be a huge source of inconvenience and stress, but there are ways you can prevent and eliminate any blockages. It is important that you take action as soon as you notice something wrong with your drains. When left ignored blockages can grow in size and cause more damage, and more expense, but there are steps you can take to save yourself time and money.
There are three main ways you can unblock your sink: cleaning products, removing the U-Bend pipe below the sink, and a plunger. Cleaning products are most effective for blockages caused by natural substances such as food or oil, as these materials can easily be broken down. If the blockage has been caused by foreign objects that have gotten stuck on their way down the pipes, then a plunger is a more appropriate choice of solution. If you are unsure of what kind of blockage you have, the best option is to begin with cleaning products and observe their effectiveness.
Most blockages are caused by natural matter, with build up of foods and greasy substances, and can be easily prevented by knowing how to properly dispose of waste. These kind of blockages will build up slowly over time, and you will notice that as time goes on the water in your sinks drains more and more slowly. To combat these blockages there are many different types of drain cleaning products available to buy from supermarkets, but there are also many home remedies that can be used to tackle blockages. Using baking soda and vinegar, or baking soda and salt, can dislodge the debris, and flushing hot water down the drains can wash away anything that is starting to build up.
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