If you live in Cumbria or anywhere in the North West of England and you're experiencing a blocked sink, you're not alone. It's a common problem that can be frustrating to deal with. But don't worry, there are several methods you can try before having to call in the professionals. In this guide, we'll go through some simple steps you can take to get your sink draining smoothly again.
Before we begin, let's talk about who we are. Drainage Cumbria is a company that specializes in clearing blocked sinks and other drainage issues in Cumbria and the surrounding areas. We understand that blocked sinks can be a nuisance and can disrupt your daily routine. That's why we provide efficient and effective solutions to get your sink back to normal.
Before you start trying to unclog your sink, it's important to understand what's causing the blockage. In most cases, the blockage is caused by a combination of hair, grease, soap, and other debris that gets caught in the plughole. Over time, this build-up can prevent water from draining properly and cause more significant blockages.
One of the most common mistakes people make when trying to unblock their sink is trying to reach the blockage by bending the sink pipe. This is not advisable as it can lead to more significant problems, including damaging the pipe or even causing leaks in the future. It's best to stick to the plughole and surrounding areas.
One simple method you can try is using a plastic bottle to remove the blockage. First, remove the standing water from the sink. Next, take a plastic bottle and cut off the bottom. Place the open end of the bottle over the plughole and use it as a suction cup. Push and pull the bottle rapidly to create suction, and it should dislodge the blockage.
If the bottle method doesn't work, you can try hand-cleaning the plughole. First, remove any standing water in the sink. Next, unscrew the plughole and remove any visible blockages using a gloved hand or a tool such as tweezers. Once you've removed as much debris as possible, flush the sink with water and test if it drains correctly.
Another effective method for unclogging your sink is by using boiling water. First, remove any standing water from the sink. Next, boil a kettle of water and carefully pour it down the plughole in stages, giving it time to work through the blockage. Repeat this process until the water flows freely through the sink.
If boiling water doesn't do the trick, try using soda and vinegar. First, remove any standing water in the sink. Next, pour a cup of baking soda down the plughole, followed by a cup of white vinegar. Cover the plughole with a cloth or stopper and leave it for around 10-15 minutes. Finally, pour boiling water down the plughole to flush out any remaining blockages.
If none of the above methods work, it may be time to call in the professionals. At Drainage Cumbria, we offer fast, reliable and affordable drainage services to get your sink working correctly again. Give us a call on 01228 734162 or email us at [email protected] to schedule a visit.
A blocked sink can be an annoying and inconvenient problem, but don't worry; there are several practical solutions you can try before resorting to professional help. Whether it's using boiling water or soda and vinegar, or hand-cleaning the plughole, these methods should help get your sink back to normal. However, if none of the above tips work, we encourage you to reach out to our friendly team at Drainage Cumbria. We're here to help!