How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink in London
Updated on Monday 27th July 2020
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A bathroom sink can often get clogged because of hair or different products which gather in the drain and eventually generate a blockage. Sometimes, homeowners rely on chemicals to sort this issue, however, our emergency plumber in London recommends using other non-corrosive and more ecologically-friendly methods which are more appropriate in order to unclog a bathroom sink in London.
Steps taken by plumbers near me to unclog a bathroom sink in London
To unclog a bathroom sink in London, our plumbers in London take the following measures:
• Taking out the stopper;
• Removing the clog: the hair clog is removed with a bent wire or another tool. The water is allowed to run into the drain and the stopper is removed;
• Unscrewing the pivot rod: after doing so, the pivot rod is pulled out. The stopper is lifted and the hair is eliminated. The stopper and pivot rod are reinstalled.
Slow-moving or clogged drains are a common issue for bathroom sinks, however, our plumber in London can easily sort this issue out by taking out the stopper. Sometimes, it will come out immediately. Other times, however, pliers will have to be used to loosen the nut. After the stopper is taken out and cleaned, hot water is allowed to run down the drain to allow to clear any soap scum left and to verify if the sink has been unclogged.
Other methods to unclog a bathroom sink in London
To unclog a bathroom sink in London, sometimes, our emergency plumber in London will use a solution made of baking soda, vinegar, lemon and boiling water which is friendly to the environment and does not corrode the pipes.
The baking soda is poured into the drain and we make sure that most of it goes right into the drain, and not around the sink.
Next, our local plumbers will pour a certain amount of vinegar. A chemical reaction will occur, which is normal and it means that the chemicals are removing the clog from the sink.
Afterwards, the drain is plugged with a rag or a sink stopper. This will prevent the bubbles from getting too high and will maintain the chemical reaction concentrated on the blockage.
After a certain amount of time, boiling water is poured into the sink. This way, the solution will be pushed down into the drain.
In case you have any questions about how to unclog a bathroom sink without using chemicals, or for any plumbing services in London you might be in need of, please speak to our friendly staff.