Are you tired of dealing with a blocked sink? Water not draining properly can be a frustrating and unpleasant experience. It can even be a health hazard if left untreated for too long. If you're in Cumbria, then Drainage Cumbria is here to help. We are a trusted and experienced company in the field of blocked sinks, and we can help you with your sink blockage problems.
At Drainage Cumbria, we understand the importance of having a properly functioning sink in your home. A blocked sink can not only be unpleasant, but it can also cause water damage and other issues if left untreated. That's why our team is dedicated to providing fast and effective solutions for blocked sinks in Cumbria.
Before we explain how to unblock a sink, it's essential to understand what causes sink blockages in the first place. The most common causes of sink blockages are:
One of the most common causes of sink blockages is hair. Over time, hair can accumulate in the drain and form a blockage. This blockage can prevent water from flowing freely.
Grease and oil can also cause sink blockages. When you rinse dishes or pans, grease and oil can stick to the drain and pipes. Over time, this buildup can cause a blockage.
Food particles can also accumulate in the sink and cause a blockage. This is especially true if you don't have a garbage disposal unit.
Foreign objects, such as small toys or jewelry, can accidentally fall into the sink and cause a blockage.
Now that you know the common causes of sink blockages let's explore how to unblock a sink. Here are some steps to follow:
If you notice that water is not draining properly, try pouring hot water down the drain. The hot water will help to dissolve any grease or oil buildup. We recommend using boiling water.
If hot water doesn't work, try using a plunger. Fill the sink with water until it's about halfway full. Place the plunger over the drain and push and pull it vigorously. This action should create suction and dislodge any blockage.
Another option is to use a drain cleaner. However, be careful when using a drain cleaner as it contains chemicals that can be harmful to your skin and eyes. Follow the instructions carefully and use protective gloves and goggles.
If the above methods don't work, then it's time to remove the trap. The trap is the U-shaped pipe under the sink. It helps to trap debris and prevent it from going further down the drain. To remove the trap, place a bucket under it to catch any water. Use a wrench to loosen the nuts and remove the trap. Clean the trap thoroughly and reattach it.
If you try all the above methods and still can't unblock the sink, then it's time to call a professional plumber. A professional plumber has the expertise and equipment to remove even the most stubborn blockages.
The best way to deal with sink blockages is to prevent them in the first place. Here are some tips to prevent sink blockages:
Avoid pouring grease or oil down the drain. Instead, pour it into a container and throw it away in the trash.
Use a drain strainer to catch food particles and other debris. Empty the strainer regularly.
Consider installing a garbage disposal unit in your sink. This unit can help to break down food particles and prevent blockages.
Regular maintenance can help prevent sink blockages. Consider calling a professional plumber to inspect your pipes and drains every year.
At Drainage Cumbria, we understand the frustration of dealing with a blocked sink. We hope that the tips we provided above will help you unblock your sink and prevent future blockages. If you're in Cumbria and need professional assistance, don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help, and our team of experienced plumbers is dedicated to providing fast and effective solutions. Contact us today at 01228 734162 or email us at [email protected].