Got a blocked sink? There might be more to it than meets the eye! If water is coming up and the plunger just isn’t helping, there could be a deeper issue, such as a broken pipe, tree roots breaking into the pipe, build-ups of grease, grime and dirt, or other foreign items. Our plumber can quickly unblock your sink, using a range of specialised tools to provide you with fast and lasting results. If you have a blocked sink drain, don’t leave it too late. We specialise in blocked drain plumbing, helping people all across the central coast get their sinks unblocked. Talk to our team today and get the plumbing services you need.
How to Unclog Your Kitchen Sink Drain
While a plumber will be able to unblock your sink quickly, there are several methods you can try first.
Pour boiling water down the drain.
If your sink hasn’t clogged completely and is just draining slowly or smells bad, pouring boiling water down the drain can sometimes fix the problem. Fat, grease and grime can quickly build up if you’re not careful, and boiling water can melt it down and clear the problem.
Vinegar and Baking Soda
This homemade solution is quite effective for light sink blockages. With equal amounts of each, first, pour the bi-carb soda down the drain, then the vinegar. It might stink a little bit, but after 15 minutes you should notice an improvement. Flush hot water to clear it and see if the drain is unblocked.
Drain cleaner may not be the best for the environment, but it can often make a great difference when compared to household items. Mix the drain cleaner and pour it down the sink, following the instructions given. You may need to let it sit for a while to get the best results. Remember to flush the sink with clean water afterwards.
Also known as an Auger, plumbing snakes are long, flexible metal tools that can be sent down drainpipes to clear hard to reach pipes. By inserting the snake into the pipe at the point closest to the ground (you will have to open up the pipe for this) you can unblock most light blockages further down the pipe simply by turning it.
Tackle it directly
Sometimes if the blockage is early in the pipe, you can remove the section of curved pipe under your sink to clear the blockage by hand. Place a bucket underneath the pipe to catch any water that comes out, and carefully remove the pipe. Then clear out anything that’s stuck and run water through it to make sure it’s unblocked.
Call a Plumber
If you’re all out of options and nothing is working, it might be time to call in the professionals. Blocked Plumbing Services can provide a guaranteed fix for your blocked sink drain, using CCTV cameras to identify the cause and high-pressure water jets to clear the blockage quickly. We can also repair any damage to your pipes, ensuring the problem doesn’t happen again for a long time.
Call Blocked Plumbing Services Today
If you need a reliable blocked drain plumber on the job today, Blocked Plumbing Services is the plumber for you. With competitive quotes and service, we can be there when you need us. Call us now on 02 4312 7385 for a quote and get your blocked sink fixed today.