From time to time sinks can get blocked, releasing all kinds of nasty smells and stopping your sink from draining properly. But worry not, as there are plenty of ways you can unblock a sink with some household items you probably already have in the cupboard. But remember, if blocked sinks are becoming a problem or you cannot deal with yourself, it’s always best to seek advice from an expert plumber.
How can you unblock a sink?
There are several products on the market which are tailored for unblocking sinks.
However, many of them are not the most eco-friendly option and they can often be quite pricey.
In some cases, people might find they get good results with just some water and a kettle.
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“Baking soda on its own does a decent job of loosening grimy sludge from your drain, and when you add some vinegar as well you get a chemical reaction that should hopefully jolt the blockage loose.
“First pour a pot of boiling water down your drain. Pour a small amount (perhaps half a cup) of baking soda down the drain. Let it sit there for a couple of minutes
“Follow it up with a cup of white vinegar and a little more hot water. Leave for 5-10 minutes. Flush with boiling water.
“You should be able to hear the chemical reaction as it bubbles away. With a bit of luck, the debris caught in your drain will be broken down.”