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Are you experiencing slow drainage or backed-up sinks in your Cumbria home? The culprit may be an accumulation of gunk in your sink drain. Drainage Cumbria is here to help you with tips and tricks to tackle the problem of drain clogs caused by gunk buildup.
Gunk is a buildup of dirt, hair, soap scum, and other debris that collects in sink drains over time. This accumulation can cause the sink to drain more slowly, or even become completely clogged. While it is normal for some gunk to accumulate over time, its essential to clean it out regularly to avoid a buildup that can lead to clogs.
Before you begin cleaning your sink drain, you will need the proper tools. Here is a list of things you will require:
When cleaning your sink drain, it's essential to protect your hands and eyes from any possible harm. Wear latex gloves to avoid skin irritation and protect your hands from any chemicals you may be using.
Goggles will protect your eyes from any debris that may splash during the cleaning process. This step is especially important if you are using any chemical cleaners.
Depending on the type of sink you have, you may need to remove the sink stopper to access the drain. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to remove the stopper and set it aside.
Using your hands, remove as much gunk as possible from the sink drain. If the gunk is located far inside the drain, use a pair of pliers to pull it out.
If the gunk is located in the sink stopper, use a toothbrush or a scrubbing pad to clean it out. Make sure to rinse it thoroughly before reinstalling it.
Baking soda is an excellent cleaning agent that will help to dissolve any leftover gunk buildup in your sink drain. Start by pouring a half-cup of baking soda down the drain.
After ten minutes, pour a pan of boiling water down the sink to rinse off the baking soda and any leftover debris. Repeat the process if necessary.
While it's impossible to prevent all gunk buildup, there are steps you can take to minimize it. Here are a few tips to keep your sink drain clear:
If you are experiencing clogs in your bathtub drain, the same steps above can be used. However, there are a few additional steps to ensure that it is unclogged.
If your drain still doesn't unclog after these steps, it might be best to call a professional to fix the problem.
Gunk buildup in your sink drain can be a gross and frustrating problem. Following the steps outlined above, could help resolve the issue. If the problem persists, or if you are experiencing other drainage issues, contact Drainage Cumbria at 01228 734162 or visit our website, drainagecumbria.uk, to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Don't let a clogged drain ruin your day. Let us help keep your sink and bathtub drains flowing freely.