To unblock a sink with a plunger is easy and is usually enough to clear any blockage causing the problem.
Drain any excess water that is remaining in the sink by using a cup to empty, then cover the sink’s overflow this is directly under the taps in the sink, use a dishcloth to fill in the hole ensuring there are no gaps and that it is completely airtight.
Place a Towel on the floor around the sink area in case of any spillages.
Unscrew and clean the plughole use a limescale remover and sponge for this step. This will also allow you to see if there are any blockages that you can remove yourself. When you have finished cleaning the plughole screw the plughole back into place and dry up any surrounding moisture. If you removed any blockages by hand, it’s worth running the taps to see if this has fixed the problem.
Now it’s time to get Plunging…. Position the plunger directly on top of the plug hold and push down. Turn on both taps to get a couple of inches of lukewarm water around the plunger in the sink, use both hands to grip the plunger handle before pushing it up and down to build up suction power this should unblock the sink. If this hasn’t fixed the problem then use a teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda down the plughole with some white wine vinegar this will bubble and hopefully unblock any blockages leave for 10 minutes then boil the kettle and pour water down the plughole then repeat with the plunging.
If you have tried the above and have been unable to clear the blockage there maybe a larger problem that needs to be resolved so now would be the time to call GHS and get the professionals in call us on 01329 285993 or book an appointment.