Unblock a Sink

 Step One: Identify the Cause

Blocked sinks are often caused by a build-up of hair or dirt, and by regularly cleaning your sink you should prevent this from happening in the future. However, if this isn’t the cause and water isn’t running away freely than you need to take action; but before you do anything you should block your overflow hole which is located beneath the taps at the top of the sink.

Step Two: Grab a Plunger

Once you’ve blocked the overflow hole you can then use the plunger. You simply place the plunger over the plug hole and quickly pump it up and down. This will create enough force to send water down your pipes fast enough to dislodge the blockage. Do this until the blockage is clear, and afterwards run water and some cleaning products down the drain just to make sure that the blockage is completely removed.

Step Three: What to Do If it Hasn’t Worked?

 If this has failed to shift the blockage try and get as much of the standing water as you can from the sink. Once you’ve done this grab a bucket and place it under the sink. You should see a ‘u’ bend and you should be able to unscrew this. Warning, this may be very smelly so open the windows and wear gloves. Once you’ve removed this, you can then begin to remove any debris which may be causing the blockage. This is usually bits of hair, but you may be surprised at what you will find in there!

If this still hasn’t cleared the blockage it’s time to call in a professional plumber, something that we at Partners Maintenance  can help you with. We are able to send a fully-qualified plumber out who has the experience and expertise to identify and repair the problem with minimum fuss and disruption.

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