How to Unblock a Blocked Drain

Blocked or slow drains are one of the most common plumbing problems in any household. Whether the drain is located in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry, all of these areas of the home have all sorts of debris being flushed down the drains.

Food scraps in kitchens and things like hair in bathrooms can all cause drains to block up. Let’s look at some solutions for cleaning and clearing blocked drains.


The Boiling Water and Dishwashing Liquid Methodunblock a blocked drain

This method is great for kitchen sinks.

The first step is to boil up some water and have it ready to go. The next step is to squirt some dishwashing liquid down the drain as this will help unclog a build-up of grease. Follow this up by carefully pouring boiling water down the drain. Pour it slowly so it has a chance to blend with the dishwashing liquid this combination should assist to unblock a blocked drain.


The Baking Soda Method

Unblock A Blocked Drain


Baking soda is a very versatile household substance that can accomplish many things, including helping to clear blocked drains.

Carefully pour a cup of baking soda into the drain and follow this up by adding a cup of white vinegar. You’ll hear a sizzling sound as the two substances react to one another. Let this do its work for a spell, then follow it up by flushing boiling water down the drain to flush it.




Get Professional Help

If the block is a stubborn one, you’ll want to call in a professional plumber. On the Sunshine Coast the team you can count on is Refined Plumbing, so give us a call today.


Original article by Refined Plumbing Sunshine Coast