Homemade Sink Unblocker UK – If your drains aren’t flowing as easily as it should, then they are probably a bit blocked. Instead of paying loads of money for chemical-filled products, try fixing the problem yourself with a homemade drain cleaner or homemade sink unblocker. It costs basically a few pennies to make and can be used as frequently as you like to help prevent buildup.
It is safe to use in the bathroom or kitchen, the natural sink unblocker will have your sink, tub or blocked drain flowing freely in no time. Have a really plugged pipe? We’ve got the solution for seriously stopped drains.
1. Baking Soda & Vinegar
Mix 1/3rd of a cup of baking soda with 1/3rd of a cup of vinegar in a measuring cup. This should cause an instant fizzing reaction, as quickly as you can pour the mixture down your blocked drain. The fizzing reaction will help to remove any unwanted grime or waste that has built up over time inside the pipe. Let it sit for a couple of hours or overnight if possible and then flush with hot water.
2. The Effectiveness of Boiled Water
The next method is one of the simplest ways to unblock a drain. First fill up the kettle to its maximum capacity and boil. Pour it down the blocked drain slowly in the stages, allowing the water to have an effect for several seconds between each pour. Reward yourself with a coffee if there is any remaining water left.
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3. Caustic Soda – Sodium Hydroxide
Using Caustic Soda is also an option, however make sure you have some rubber gloves and eye protection as Caustic Soda (Sodium Hydroxide) has been known to cause some serious chemical burns. Pick up some from your local hardware store, start by pouring ¾ gallon of cold water into a bucket along with 3 cups of caustic soda and stir well with a long wooden spoon keeping your hands as far away as possible. This should cause the liquid to heat up and fizz, pour it down the drain and leave for half an hour, once this is done flush the drain with boiling water.
4. Using Dish Detergent
A clogged toilet is one of the most frustrating blockages; this can be fixed by following these steps. Firstly pour ¼ cup of dish detergent down the bowl and boil a full kettle of water. The detergent will be used as lubricant which will help get rid of any unwanted residue. After this you want to get the toilet plunger ready, Pour the boiled water down and put the plunger to use. Generally this will be enough to fully unblock your toilet however sometimes this isn’t enough in which case gloves is the next option.
5. The… Wire Coat Hanger Solution
Another simple way to fix your blockage problems involves just a wire coat hanger, hot water and patience. Straighten out the wire hanger and shape one end into a hook shape, use this tool to simply fish out anything that may be causing the blockage. The main thing with this technique is to make sure you don’t push any of the nasty stuff further into the drain.
When Everything Else Fails
These are usually the easiest and quickest ways to naturally unblock a clogged drain. If your drain remains clogged after using these homemade sink unblockers, please contact us on 08081 689112 (freephone) for a FREE, no obligation quote and advice.