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23rd July 2021


When you notice a blocked drain you’re going to want it fixed as soon as possible and with these tips you can DIY it!

Home remedy Toilet Unblocking

We all need to use our drains on a daily basis and multiple times a day so when you have a blocked, shower, toilet or sink drain it can be incredibly annoying. To say you time and stress Metro Rod North London have put together some top tips to help unblock drains.

Baking soda and vinegar 

One of the classic home remedies for clearing a blocked sink or drain is baking soda and vinegar, as the reaction between the two works to break up the blockage so it can be moved along. 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. 

Boiling water

Boiling water is the easiest thing you can try to get a build up of solidified fat, oil and grease moving. The hot water helps to soften the mass so that it can be pushed through the drain. It’s important to pour the boiling water slowly and in stages so that it can work properly and drain away. 

A bent wire hanger

Take a normal wire 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 stuff out and not just pushing it 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. 

A plunger 

If you have a plunger you can try placing it over the plughole, ensuring that it’s complete covered and begin to gently push and pull whilst keeping the seal to loosen what it blocking the drain. When using for a sink you should make sure the head is submerged in water for it too work. 


Metro Rod North London offer services across Tottenham, Highbury, Hamstead, Barnet, Enfield and surrounding areas. 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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