- Mary Bell
Well Known Sink Unblocker in Aldershot
Updated: Jul 5, 2022
Sinks get blocked all the time: shaving and showering may lead to hair blocking the drain; emptying the coffee grounds down the kitchen sink rather than putting them in the compost bin will soon clog up the pipe, and washing greasy pans or tipping cooking oil away without first breaking it down with soap, will all lead to a blocked drain.
And these are not the only reasons that your sink may need unblocking: peeling vegetables in the sink without a sink sieve will inevitably have small pieces of food debris lodging in the drain. Soap scum too will add to the problem and before long the wastewater in the sink drains away more slowly than before and if nothing is done quickly, it may stop draining altogether and begin to overflow.
So if you live in Aldwastewaterershot, how can you unblock a sink easily and what do you do if you can’t?
Tips for Sink Unblocking
1. Remove the blockage by hand
It’s not the most pleasant thing to do, but the easiest and most cost-effective method to remove a sink drain blockage is by hand. If you can see the offending debris, simply pull it out and dispose of it. Using a bent metal coat hanger or some other form of a homemade hook will help you reach deeper along the pipe.
Once you have removed all the obvious debris, run the taps and watch the water drain away normally once more. If it still drains slowly, there may be a blockage further down the pipe you need to deal with in a different way.
2. Boiling Water
It may seem an odd solution, but boiling water can be very effective at unblocking a sink if the culprit is something simple like soap scum. Adding a strong detergent into the drain first and allowing it to soak into any grease for at least 20 minutes beforehand will also make this method more effective. A word of warning, however, be careful to only use boiling water if your pipework can cope with it–plastic pipes may suffer from the hot water which could loosen the joints and create leaks.
3. Vinegar and Bicarbonate of Soda
Mixing vinegar and bicarbonate soda together is a very effective way of clearing a drain. First, add bicarbonate of soda to the drain and then carefully pour in vinegar afterward. A chemical reaction occurs which can dislodge the offending blockage and allow for it to be flushed away using hot water. You should leave the mixture to do its work for 20-30 minutes for the best results. Be careful with this method if you have plated sink accessories as it is caustic and may take the shine from the metal.
4. Use Commercial Drain Unblocking Chemicals
You may prefer to buy a commercial drain unblocker and there are quite a few available from larger supermarkets or D.I.Y. centers to choose from. Here are a few recommendations:
Thrift T-600 Alkaline drain cleaner is activated in just a few seconds when you add it to boiling water. It does not have any odor and is available in crystal form, so is easy to use.
Pure lye drain opener has an odorless non-acidic formula. The strength of this formula is industry level and is suitable for plastic and chrome pipes.
Drano Max Drain gel is another efficient drain unblocker on the market. Its concentration is thick and helps to dissolve dirt of all kinds. If the blockage is not too stubborn, then you can use a diluted form of this unblocking gel.
Green Gobbler is suitable to remove blockages of all types. It has a strong formula and is caustic, so care should be taken when using it.
Always pay attention to personal safety and wear heavy-duty protective gloves and safety goggles to avoid any injury caused by chemical burns, allergic reactions, or physical damage. Most sink unblockers, whether proprietary or homemade can be caustic and injurious. Where you are using a proprietary drain unblocker in Aldershot, always read the instructions carefully and wear a face mask to avoid breathing in any toxic fumes.
The Best Sink and Drain Clearing Service in Aldershot Guaranteed To Work
Any type of DIY comes with its own risks, because if you are unused to the work you may make the situation worse. So, if you are unsure what you are doing you may find it more cost-effective to call on the professionals for help instead and take no risks.
Pro Blocked Drains is part of a national network of highly trained professionals with operators based locally in Aldershot. They can offer you:
A local friendly company
24-hour a day service 365 days of the year.
Highly skilled operators
Fully qualified Safe-Contractor-Approved workers
No call-out fee
Excellent customer service
Peace of mind
So, why try sink and drain clearance yourself? Call Pro Blocked Drains next time you have a blocked drain in Aldershot. They will give you a fast, efficient, and friendly service guaranteed to resolve your problem at a cost-effective and budget-friendly price.
So call 0800 611 82 99 and relax whilst Pro Blocked Drains resolve your sink and drain blockage. Learn more about Best Toilet Unblocker in Portsmouth.