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6th January 2021


If you have a blocked drain that you don’t want to let get in the way of your drain, use one of these home remedies. 

Home remedy Toilet Unblocking

A slow draining sink, shower or drain can be a real inconvenience as you try to get it functioning as normal again. You’ll want to have it sorted as quickly as possible so the situation doesn’t get worse. Metro Rod Aberdeen know this is the case, so we have put together some of the best home remedies you can use to unblock drains. We hope that these remedies will come to the rescue so you don’t have to worry anymore. 

A bent wire hanger

If you have a blocked shower or bath etc. then a good option is using a wire hanger to fish out any gunk that is down the drain. Take a normal wire coat hanger, straighten it out and then create a hook which you can use to try and pull out whatever is causing the blockage. You’ve got to be careful that you are puling it out and not just pushing the mass further down the drain. When you’ve got out as much as you can, run the hot water and hopefully it will be draining like normal. 

Baking soda and vinegar

Using baking soda and vinegar together forms a reaction which is good at breaking down blockages in drains. Start by pouring one cup of baking soda down the drain or plughole, followed by one cup of vinegar and one of hot water. The reaction should start straight away and there will be some fizzing, so cover the drain and let it sit for about an hour. Then you can pour some boiling water down the drain to help flush it through. 

A plunger

A classic fix is using a plunger to dislodge whatever is blocking your drains. Make sure the head of the plunger is completely covering the plughole. Then push and pull keeping the seal over the plughole. It should hopefully help loosen and dislodge whatever is causing your blocked drain so it can be flushed through.


Metro Rod Aberdeen 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.

Make sure you get in touch with us through any of the following:

Enquire through our website: https://www.metrorod.co.uk/local/aberdeen/ 

Get in touch with us via email: [email protected] 

Call us on 01358 723731

We any drainage needs, we are the drainage experts. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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