Your sink is blocked – now what?
There could be many reasons for a blocked sink. It includes grease, trash disposal in the sink, not cleaning your dishes before putting them in the sink for wash causing debris in the pipes with the passage of time. These all reasons create mess and bad smell for the days to come. While you work in your kitchen you constantly struggle with unclogging your sink for better flow of water.
However you can always ask for professional help if you think you can’t manage your blocked sinks anymore. Drains & Pipe Cleaning in Newbury, Berkshire can solve your problem with their professional workforce and latest facilities.
If you’re stuck with a blocked sink, it’s not always obvious what the best approach is. Luckily, Newbury Drainage tell you exactly what to do. Just follow these 11 simple steps to get your water flowing freely again.
- Make sure you come prepared
Before you start to tackle your blocked sink, you’ll need:
- protective glasses and gloves
- a dish cloth
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- a washing-up bowl or a bucket
- a plunger
- Clean out the plughole
First, you’ll need to unscrew the plug. Next, have a good look in the plughole and clean out any bits of debris or grime that might be stuck in the plughole.
- Seal up the plughole
Make sure the plughole is covered in water so you’ll have an airtight seal for the plunger.
- Block up the overflow
Use the dish cloth to plug up the overflow – again, making sure you’ve got an airtight seal.
- Bring the plunger out
Place the plunger over the plughole so that it covers it, and then gently push the plunger up and down. You might need to hold the dish cloth tightly against the overflow to ensure a good seal.
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Hopefully, a little plunging has managed to clear the blocked sink. But if it hasn’t, you can contact Newbury Drainage RG14 who will be happy to come and clear any blockage of sinks or drains. Pour baking soda down the plug hole and some vinegar, followed with some warm water.
- Flush through with hot water
- You should be able to see or hear some fizzing as the baking soda and vinegar work to break down debris and grime. After a few minutes, you can simply wash the mixture through the drain with some hot water from the tap.
- Find the U-bend
If you’re really unlucky, and you’ve got a particularly stubborn blocked sink, you can try to remove and clean out the U-bend. Just look for the first bend in the pipe underneath the sink.
- Get a bucket ready
Place a washing-up bowl or a bucket underneath the U-bend, ready to catch any water that spills out.
- Loosen the U-bend
Carefully unscrew the plastic fitting where the U-bend joins the bottom of the sink. Once you see water starts to drip out, stop unscrewing and let all of the water drain into the bucket.
- Inspect the U-bend
Once the water stops draining out, you can remove the U-bend completely and take a look inside. Pull out any objects or built-up debris that you can find, and then reattach the clean U-bend to the bottom of the sink. If you’ve followed these steps carefully, you should now know how to unblock a sink yourself. But if you’re still having problems, or you’re not comfortable following these steps, just get in touch with one of our engineers /Blocked Drain Clearance and Repair Experts they’ll be more than happy to come and take a look at the blocked sink for you.