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DIY Method For Unblocking Sinks and Drains

13th November 2020

DIY Method For Unblocking Sinks and Drains

Here at Metro Rod Manchester we know you’ll want to able to unblock sinks and drains as quickly as possible when a problem arises, so here are our tips for you. 

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How to Unblock Your Sinks and Drains

We’ve all been there when you start to notice the sink draining slowly, water pooling at your feet in the shower, or strange unpleasant smells coming from your drains. These are all signs that you have a blocked drain and you need to unblock it. We know you’ll want to do this quickly and with ease so you can continue with the rest of your day which is why Metro Rod Manchester have put together these 4 easy methods to unblock sinks and drains. 

Baking soda and vinegar 

Perhaps one of the oldest tricks in the book is baking soda and vinegar. Pour about a cup of baking soda down your drain, followed by one cup of vinegar and one cup of water. It should start fizzing straight away, so plug the plughole and let it sit for about an hour. The two ingredients react and cause a fizzing that helps break up the blockage. After an hour, pour boiling water down the drain to help flush it through, you should hopefully notice the sink draining much better.

The bent wire hanger

Take a regular wire coat hanger and straighten it out as much as you can, then using the hook end you can try fishing out the gunk causing the blocked sink and drain. Remember to be careful as you want to be pulling it out and not pushing it further in. When you’ve got as much out as you can, run the hot water and you should find its cleared up nicely. 

Boiling water

Boiling water is especially useful to help dislodge the build up of fat, oil and grease. By pouring boiling water down the drain you can soften the solidified mass of fat allowing it to be flushed through. It’s important to pour the boiling water slowly and in stages to allow the hot water to work properly. 

A Plunger 

If you have a plunger you can try placing it over the toilet hole, or plughole ensuring it’s completely covered and begin to gently push and pull whilst always maintaining the seal, to loosen what is blocking your drains. If using a plunger for a blocked sink, you’ll want to ensure that there’s enough water in the sink to submerge the head of the plunger. Quite often, using a plunger can unblock a toilet as easily as professional toilet unblocking rods can.

Metro Rod Manchester offer services from dealing with blocked drains, drain repair, CCTV surveys and septic tank maintenance. We believe in simple things and make sure we follow them through; available 24/7, professional, value for money service during and after the job and peace of mind in the fact that all our engineers are highly trained, DBS checked and fully insured.

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