Blocked Sink Repairs
Don’t panic! We can clear your blocked sink drain
Our experienced plumbing team can take care of your blocked sink, quickly and efficiently. We specialise in drainage problems in homes, businesses, and commercial properties.
Clearing a clogged sink
There’s nothing more frustrating than a slow draining sink. Not only is it an inconvenience but if it’s not dealt with effectively, it can lead to more serious drainage issues later on. What you need to know is that your home has different kinds of drainage. Because of this, unblocking a toilet is different from unblocking a wash basin or a blocked kitchen sink.
If you have encountered a slow draining or blocked sink, no doubt you’ll have tried the usual methods of dispersing sink blockages.
These include over-the-counter chemical cleaners and/or the tried and tested plunger. There are a lot of articles online that can offer home remedies for blocked drains. Some of them are helpful and some are detrimental.
The important thing to remember is this. Do not ignore a blocked sink, assuming that the problem will go away.
It is best to catch the problem at the beginning stage than wait until all the drains at your property are totally blocked.
At Blocked Drain Repair, our drainage technicians are fully trained to find the cause of the problem fast. We use the latest in plumbing technology to ensure that sink blockages are dealt with both quickly and effectively. As Blocked Drain specialists, we have learned a lot of things when dealing with blocked drains. Here are a few tips that we would like to share with you.
What not to do
Things to avoid doing when dealing with a
Because it is a makeshift tool, it may not be able to get the obstruction out. If you forcefully pound the blockage, you can easily damage or puncture the pipe or the trap connector.
Excessive use of Drano
Too much Drano will emit toxic fumes and cause pipe corrosion, especially on a metal pipe. Use this in moderation.
Important - Do not use the plunger after pouring the Drano down the drain. Toxic materials can splash back on your skin.
Don’t add more water to a sink drain that is completely blocked. This can overload your drainage system and would cause water to overflow from the basin or on the other drains of the house.
We’re just going to say it straight - hot water does not always work.
Pouring hot water to clear the grease from your kitchen sink is just a temporary solution. Yes, the grease will melt from the kitchen waste branch line, but it will just move further down the line and can clog the main sewer causing a bigger problem for you in future.
Don’t assume the worst. Not all blocked drains are serious or expensive problems. A blocked sink can be cleared with a level head and professional help.
What to do
Get help with the blockage
If you don’t know what to do or unsure of what you are doing, call Blocked Drain Repair. We deal with blocked drains all the time and we know what to do.
Firstly, we’ll assess the situation over the phone so our technicians know what to expect when they arrive. This will also ensure that they have the necessary tools with them to deal with the situation. In most cases, a drain rod is sufficient to clear the drain of any usual obstructions.
If this fails, our plumbers are also experienced in using modern techniques such as high-pressure water jetting in order to clear your drainage problem.
No matter how bad the situation is, we can take care of it for you.
Prevention is the key
Clean your vanity, bath, kitchen, and laundry sinks at least once a week. This can prevent build up in the pipe surface. Manually remove visible clogs such as hair and gunk from the drain/grate. Keeping your drains clear of obstruction all the time is the best way to keep things running smoothly.
Your local blocked drain specialists
At Blocked Drain Repair our plumbers work around the clock so we can get someone to you as quickly as possible. Available 24/7 if you have a blocked sink emergency, call on 1300 668 220 or for non-urgent problems complete our job booking form.