Learning how to unblock a sink isn’t pretty, but it will save you time and money in the long run. Maintaining our home is something we all need to do, even if it isn’t particularly exciting. And one place that needs fairly regular maintenance is our sink.
While many of us know how to clean a stainless steel sink, we might not feel so confident about unblocking it. If your sink is draining much more slowly than usual, it may well be blocked below the plughole. It goes without saying—finding out you have a sink blockage, whether in the kitchen or bathroom, is always an unwelcome surprise. It’s frustrating when something that you use all the time isn’t working properly, especially when the only solution seems to be to call a plumber, wait for an appointment and then pay the inevitable—and expensive—bill.
But luckily there are a few easy DIY solutions you can try which should allow you to resolve the blockage problem yourself. To find out where to start, we spoke to Stephany Smith, plumbing professional at My Plumber, part of Fantastic Services. “The clog will usually lie with your habit of dumping oil, fats, and cooked food by-products down your drains,” advises Stephany. It can also build up because of hair—especially long hair. “But this is a fully DIY doable fix even if you don’t have any specialized tools handy.”
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When you’re cleaning your kitchen or bathroom, and wondering how to unblock a sink, you…