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Unblocking drains

October 30, 2020
Coventry drain unblocking

Jani unblocks a drain in Coventry

Here are your top 10 ways to unblock your drain in Coventry, Warwickshire & the West Midlands.

If these tips on drain unblocking don’t work give us a call on 07576 898 668. For a fast, efficient friendly and reasonably priced drain unblocking service near to you.

Here’s your top 10 drain unblocking options:

1 – Unblock your drain with boiling water – the free and easy option!

Boil the kettle, pour a small amount of boiling water down the plughole, wait a few moments and repeat – if this works – jackpot!

2 – Removing the U bend under the sink – another free option if you’re confident enough

Place a bucket under the U bend to catch any water, unscrew the U bend at each end, remove the pipe – tipping any contents into the bucket – rinse through thoroughly clearing any debris or obstructions – reassemble and firmly tighten the screw nuts.

3 – Backing soda and salt mixture

Mix half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of salt together – pout down your blocked drain, leave it for about 20 minutes and then pour down a kettle of boiling water. When the three things come together, they will cause a reaction that should shift the blockage.

4 – bicarbonate of soda and vinegar mix

Mix 1/3 of a cup of bicarbonate of soda and 1/3 of a cup of vinegar together in a measuring jug. It will fizz up immediately and you need to waste no time and get it down the drain quick. The “fizzing” action will help remove debris, gunk and hair that has accumulated in the pipe – rinse thoroughly afterwards.

5 – Off the shelf chemical cleaners

Most supermarkets hold lots of different products that promise to unblock your drains. Purchase the one you feel will work best. Pour it down the drain – leave it for a few hours, or even overnight, then rinse through with hot/warm water. Note: this is general guidance – always follow the product label instructions.

6 – Off the shelf biological cleaners

Again most supermarkets hold biological cleaners. They are not as harsh as chemical cleaners but can be an environmentally friendly option. They are particularly effective with dissolving hair for example, but please be patient they tend to take longer to work than chemical cleaners.

7 – The old school method – the plunger!

Tried and tested, this method of unblocking your drain is one of the most popular. It requires a little strength, perseverance and patience – take the plunge!

8 – PVC sink and drain unblocker

The PVC sink and drain unblocker comes in many guises – but basically are the same thing. They are cheap to buy and are effective in removing debris from your sink or drain. The flexible PVC rod, which is approximately 40cm long (this can vary depending on the manufacturer) has teeth on both sides which easily loosens drain obstructions. An example can be found here >

9 – High-pressure hydro jet

Intense bursts of high-pressure water tend to remove most drain blockages, but this is usually one for professionals, see below…

10 – Call out your friendly and local drain unblocker

AMJ Cleaning Services will provide you with a fast and competitive quote and service. We operate in Coventry, Birmingham, Bedworth, Nuneaton and all the surrounding areas of the West Midlands and Warwickshire. Please call 07576 898 668 for your quote or fill in our contact page here >>

 

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