How to Unblock a Drain

How to unblock a drain

Sometimes a blocked drain can be a simple fix, so our friendly team of plumbers have written up the below tips on how to unblock a drain.

If you’re still having trouble unblocking the drain, then it may be time to give the team at Bond Plumbing a call.

Tips on how to unblock a drain

Pour boiling water down the affected drain

Boil some water in the kettle and pour it down the blocked drain. The hot water may help break down any build up that has caused the drain to become blocked.

Plunger

Use a plunger to attempt to clear a blocked drain, particulary for blocked toilets.

Try baking soda and vinegar

Mix some baking soda and white vinegar together, and pour the solution down the blocked drain. The solution may help break down any build up that has caused the drain to become blocked.

Use a wire hanger

Un-bending a coat hanger and moulding it to fit into the affected pipe fixture can sometimes help unblock a drain.

Check the U-Bend

Check the U-Bend of the affected pipe fixture for any obvious damage.

Use a high-pressure jet blaster

If all else fails, it may be time to bring out the heavy machinary! The team at Bond Plumbing have all the experience and equipment required for unblocking drains.