How to unblock a drain safely


metrorod plungerIf you have a blocked drain we would say find a towel to cover your overflow hole, by doing this it blocks off the air source and creates a better suction on the drain. Once you have done that then cover the drain with a plunger, making sure there is water coming up at least halfway up the rubber cup on the plunger. If there’s not enough water in the sink, add some. Be sure to stand the plunger upright over the drain. Following both measures ensures a tight seal.

Then push the plunger up and down without breaking the seal. Push the plunger down until it touches the drain and then pull up sharply, but not enough to break the suction. Repeat this a couple of times.

WARNING – Please be aware if you have already used bleach or other drain chemicals on the blockage first, we wouldn’t suggest plunging. As the chemicals can splash onto your skin and eyes which can cause a serious health risk. ( Check out our blog on ‘Dangers of chemical drain cleaners’ – )

After plunging up and down a couple of times, this time pull up sharply to release the suction. Hopefully, when you release the suction on the drain the clog will be dislodged releasing some of the water.

However, if this doesn’t work and your drain is still blocked then leave it to the professionals. Call us today on 01293 510520 and speak to the team. Then we will send an engineer out to help you.

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