How To Unblock A Sink – With This Award Winner!

Following on from the best ways to clean your sink (see How To Clean Your Sink In A Wink), I know from personal experience what a problem it is when you need to fix a sink blockage.

Naturally you want to avoid calling out a plumber and most of the time you shouldn’t have to, but if you are faced with a sink full of water that won’t drain away what should you do? unblock a sink at home

You will want to unblock a sink at home quickly because it soon leads to slow draining water, and bad smells but it’s all to easy just through everyday use to end up with a blocked sink… certainly the easiest way to deal with this is to ideally bale the water in the sink into a bucket, then use a good sink plunger to remove the blockage.

Place the plunger directly over the drain hole. Push down very firmly then pull up rapidly keeping the plunger over the hole all the time. Repeat several times until the blockage is clear. Run boiling hot water to flush out the pipe. Further problems can occur if the blockage is in the u bend under the sink. In this instance if you are able you will need to carefully unscrew it, then carefully poke a piece of wire up the pipe until you move the blockage. Replace the u- bend.

Unfortunately if you still have no joy you will need to call a plumber, but most cases can be resolved by taking out the above action. Tools for the job naturally include a very good plunger…

…and you couldn’t get any better than one coted “Which magazine” Best Drain Unblocker 2009

* Pump action unblocker – particularly powerful (and environmentally friendly) because it uses water pressure to eliminate blockages
* Twin cups – for use on sinks, baths & toilets, so whether your blockage is in the toilet, bath or basin you can still resolve the problem yourself
* Award winning
* Unblock a bathroom sink, unblock a basin or unblock a toilet quickly and easily with this award winning product


Clearing blockage to outside pipes generally requires the use of drain rods and is another job you will probably want to leave to a plumber.

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One Response to “How To Unblock A Sink – With This Award Winner!”

  1. Liz says:

    Hello – you can copy the images used on the blog if you like, just right click and save.

    Kind regards

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