The five natural home cures for unblocking a sink
BLOCKED sinks are a regular inconvenience in homes and businesses, and if left untreated, they may render kitchens and bathrooms useless. Thankfully, there are several natural home cures you can try.
Although strong chemicals and thick bleach products may be your first choice, there are a number of natural ways to unclog a drain. Unblocking your sink doesn’t have to be expensive, and you can usually do it yourself to save money on call-out fees. Here are five tried-and-true methods for getting rid of that noxious odor and restoring your sink.
The measures listed below should keep any bad residue from congealing and forming an unpleasant odor from forming in your home’s drains.
This one natural product, according to bathroom expert Dom-Lees-Bell of Drench.co.uk, can unblock your sink.
Simply boil the kettle and then dump the boiling hot water down the drain.
Wait five minutes before pouring in an equal amount of cold water.
This should cause any remaining grease to solidify, clearing the clog and removing the odor.
This one may seem self-evident, but it’s a quick fix for getting your sink back in working order.
To eliminate any small obstructions, simply place the plunger cup over the sink drain and pump vigorously up and down for at least a minute.
To eliminate any remaining congealed build up, repeat the hot water flush.
Make sure you have your plunger on hand in case something goes wrong.
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A modest bit of white vinegar is another simple approach to unclog your sink drain.
Pour a cup of white vinegar down the drain and wait 30 minutes before rinsing with hot water.”
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“This is an inexpensive, eco-friendly solution worth trying,” says Drench.co.uk’s bathroom expert.
If you have baking soda on hand, try combining it with the vinegar approach.
“Baking soda on its own will dislodge dirty sludge from your drain, but when you add vinegar, you have a chemical reaction that should hopefully startle the blockage loose.”
Pour half a cup of baking soda down the plug and let it sit for a few minutes after repeating the hot water process.
After that, add a cup of white vinegar and a copy of “Brinkwire Summary News.”