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How To Unclog a Bathroom Sink

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Why is my bathroom sink clogged?

This is a question that a lot of homeowners ask themselves when they experience a slow draining sink or can see water coming out of their drain.

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Sometimes, items other than water, get flushed down your sink and become lodged inside the pipework. Whether overtime due to soap scum build-up, or if a piece of jewellery or toy suddenly washes down the sink.

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There are ways to unclog a bathroom sink and you can use items and material around your home to help clear a drain blockage.

Wire Hanger

This method is very easy to use as you typically have a coat hanger in your cupboard.

All you need to do is unbend the wire and use the hooked end to fish out or move the obstruction along.

It may get a bit messy as you will be retrieving hair and other debris. Finish off by pouring hot water down the drain to wash away any first and soap scum.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

For a natural drain cleaning remedy, there is nothing better than vinegar, boiling water and baking soda.

When these three elements are combined, they create a reaction that eats away at grease and scum that you may find in a blocked bathroom sink.

Start by pouring 1 cup of baking soda, followed by 1 cup vinegar down the sink. Let the mixture sit overnight, then wash it down with a cup of boiling water. Make sure you protect yourself from burns and scales.

Boiling Water

Using water alone can be just as effective. But it has to be boiling hot to be able to cut through grease, soap residue and fatty substances.

Take your time when pouring the water a couple of seconds apart and in stages.

Wet and Dry Vacuum

If you do not have a wet and dry vacuum, you can hire one out from any home improvement store.

This is perfect for sucking up any liquid stuck in leftover in your bathroom sink. Make sure you start by using the wet setting. Cover the drain seal completely. When all the liquid has been removed, you can then change the setting to dry.

The maximum setting is ideal for loosening and removing foreign material.

Drain Cleaning

To ensure a clean drain that is free from blockages, taking preventative measures is your best option. Maintenance of your drainage system and pipes involves regular cleaning drains and inspecting your pipework using CCTV camera imaging.

Our team can help you with your sink drain issues both big and small.

Take care of your property and prevent flooding and major drain blockages by calling an expert drain plumber.

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