Last Updated on October 28, 2020
There are numerous hacks homeowners can try to unblock sinks at home.
Various products are on the market to provide an extra helping hand but in cases of major blockages, these often provide little relief.
Clearing blocked sinks can be a daunting task and can be difficult to tackle without professional help. Especially in cases where you attempt to remove the U-bend yourself.
In these situations, we always advise calling a plumber to help you get the job done properly. This way you can avoid any damage or further problems.
Our drainage engineers are available 24/7, 365 days a year. We can arrive at your home anywhere in London within half an hour of your call.
The most common reasons for blocked sinks
Here at J&P, we are used to finding unusual and strange objects in a blocked drain.
However, it is the common items and things that are often found to be the biggest cause of clogged sinks.
These include (but are not limited to):
- Oils, cooking grease and fats
- Straws and plastic
- Food waste
- Dental floss and cotton buds
- Small shards of plastic
- Paper tissue
- Kitchen towels
We would recommend homeowners to avoid placing anything down the sink that is not liquid.
Drain screens are handy for catching any food or debris that might easily fall down the sink otherwise.
Slow draining problems
Slow draining issues can often be fixed using tools like a plunger. An unideal situation, they can be stressful when they occur.
This can often happen through a build-up of food being flushed down the sink.
If you are unable to clear this yourself, feel free to get in touch with us for help and assistance.
Fully blocked issues
These blockages often occur in the u-bend, which will require more force to clear than a plunger can offer.
Trying to tackle this type of problem can involve a lot of mess and further complications, whereas our expert plumbers will be able to take care of this quickly, easily and mess-free.
Sometimes, blockages found in kitchen or bathroom sinks can be caused deep down into the pipework.
Or, the blockage can be so severe that it can be near impossible to break down using simple tried and tested methods.
With J&P, you can trust that our drainage engineers carry specialist tools and machines that will clear the toughest of blockages.
We can use electro-mechanical sani-snakes, which uses a flexible and rotating cable that can go deep into the pipework.
Different attachments can be placed on the end, which allows our plumbers to push through up to 20 metres of blockages.
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However, we do have engineers based around the whole city who can be sent to your home immediately.