A clogged sink usually occurs when something goes down it that shouldn’t have! It may have been expandable food such as flour or pasta, or it may have been oils or food scraps. It may be hair or another item. A blocked drain or sink creates water wastage and if left unchecked, further damage can occur. In many cases you can easily fix your own clogged sink. If you have any problems always contact a licensed plumber.
Here are 4 easy DIY tips:
- Use a Coat-hanger
The cheap, readily available solution ofa bent wire coat-hanger is great for use on blocked drains. Straighten it to the best of your ability and then create a hook at the end. If you push the hanger past the drain cover you should be able to pick up whatever has caused your blocked drains. Ensure that you run hot water through after you have cleared out the offending item.
- Baking Soda and Salt
Simply mix half a cup each of baking soda and table salt together. Pour them down the drain and then wait for twenty minutes. After this time,pour boing water down the drain. This mixture can easily remove blockages without the need for any chemical ingredients!
- Boiling Water
This simple method can really work, and can void the need for you needing plumbing services. Boil as much water as you can in the kettle, on a pot or in the microwave. Pour it down the sink. Do this in 2 or 3 stages and leave around 10 seconds rest in between each pour.
- A Drain Snake
A drain snake can be purchased cheaply from a hardware store. Put the end of the drain snake into the drain and turn the handle to release the coiled snake. Push into the drain until you feel some resistance. Keep rotating the snake until it moves freely. It should unclog your drain quite quickly.
If you have any trouble with the above four tips, you are best to organise professional plumbing services. An experienced plumber has a range of technical equipment and the expertise to quickly clear blocked drains, and remedy a host of other plumbing problems. Contact us for service in Richmond Victoria area, and surrounds.