Are you tired of dealing with clogged drains in your sink? Do you struggle to maintain your sink's drainage mechanism? If so, you're not alone. Sink drains can be a headache to deal with, but with some knowledge and effort, you can keep them clear and prevent future clogs. And when it does come time for a cleaning, Drainage Cumbria can be there to help.
Drainage Cumbria is a drain cleaning company serving the Cumbria area in North West England. Our mission is to provide our clients with efficient and cost-effective drainage solutions, whether it be for commercial or residential properties. We understand the importance of a functioning drainage system, and we take pride in our ability to offer our clients the most reliable services in the industry.
Using your sink properly is the first step towards maintaining a clean and clear drain. Avoid pouring liquid down the sink that contains large particles or substances that may solidify as they cool. Never pour grease or fats down the sink as they will solidify and create a clog in the drain. Additionally, be careful about the amount of toilet paper or dental floss that you dispose of in the sink.
The pop-up drain on your sink can also be a source of clogs and issues. The mechanism in the pop-up requires knowledge on how to properly maintain and clean it.
The first step to maintaining your pop-up drain is to use a tool like the Shroom. The Shroom is a simple device that fits over your drain and catches hair and other debris before they go into the tailpipe. This device is easy to clean out and prevents the need for more extensive cleaning in the future.
If you find that the Shroom isn't enough to catch everything, it's time to remove the pivot rod and tailpipe nut. This requires basic knowledge of how the mechanism functions. This process needs to be performed periodically, every few months. Rotate the plug to the closed position before you start.
Once you've removed the pivot rod and tailpipe nut, you can clear out any clogs. Using a stick or similar tool, clear out any debris in the tailpipe. You can also use a liquid drain cleaner to dissolve any remaining materials. Rinse with warm water after the clog is cleared, and reassemble the mechanism.
If the drain still isn't cleared, try turning the pop-up plug. You can do this by pressing and turning the plug at the same time. This can dislodge any remaining debris causing a blockage.
There are different types of sink plugs, and each requires different methods to remove them.
A pop-up sink plug is one of the most common types of sink plugs. To remove this plug, locate the tailpipe and pivot rod. Remove the tailpipe nut, and slide the pivot rod out of place. The plug can now be lifted out of the sink.
The turning pop-up sink plug is similar to the pop-up sink plug, with the addition of requiring a turning motion to lift it out. Press down on the plug while turning it, and it should lift out of the sink.
A rubber sink plug is the easiest to remove. Just pull it out of the sink.
Preventing future clogs is the best way to avoid having to clean your sink's pop-up drain regularly. Using a drain cover like the Shroom can help catch debris before it goes down the drain. Avoid pouring substances that can solidify or create buildup down the sink.
If you're struggling to clear your sink's pop-up drain, Drainage Cumbria can help. Our team of experts can efficiently and effectively clear any clogs and maintain your drainage system. Contact us today for reliable and cost-effective solutions.
Maintaining your sink's pop-up drain requires some basic knowledge of the mechanism and how to clear any clogs that may occur. Using the Shroom can prevent clogs from occurring in the first place. If you find that a clog has formed, using a stick or liquid drain cleaner can help clear it out. Preventing future clogs is the best way to keep your sink's pop-up drain running smoothly. And when all else fails, contact Drainage Cumbria for reliable and cost-effective solutions.