Do you know why sink drains get blocked? It’s mainly due to the oil, soap residue and all other debris that build-up inside the drain. The plug hole is the main delicate area and the U-bend is also quite vulnerable, these are the two main areas that get clogged faster. The kitchen sink receives so much of grease and food particles, and accumulation over a prolonged period causes blocking. But what about your bathroom sink? Even a bathroom sink can get clogged due to hair and soap residue build up causing a lot of inconvenience. Basically for all types of sink blockage, it is best to fix it soon by calling a plumber in Chicago.
You are using bathroom and kitchen sinks daily and it’s very natural that it would get blocked at some point of time. Sometimes it’s little and sometimes it could be severe. It’s really unfortunate if you face such issues in the odd hours or if you are preparing for arrival of guests. Most blockages need a plumber but there are certainly some DIY ways to unblock. You need to evaluate the situation and see what kind of remedy fits.
How do you unblock a blocked sink?
Sometimes you might be keen on unblocking before calling a plumber or might be the blockage is not very serious and you could handle it yourself. First it’s a good idea to pour boiling water and if this does not work, then you can move onto other remedies. Majority people feel like using a plunger while removing blockage and you have one right below the sink. If you see that plunging is not sufficient then it could be that the pipes are blocked further below the drainage system. The first and the foremost, take away the plug stopper and this gives you a direct access to the drainage pipe.
There are various types of plug mechanisms like the traditional one where a stopper is pushed manually to seal the pipe so that it’s possible to fill the sink. There are other types of plug mechanisms and you can implement them accordingly. You can also insert a damp rag inside the overflow hole so that air is barred and the suction does not break. Just place the plunger on the drain and turn the tap on unless the water covers up till the base of the plunger. Then it’s clearly a case of simply pumping the plunger up and down to remove blockage.
When you need to call a plumber ?
In case the plunger technology fails, then its time to call a plumber. It’s mainly not a layman’s task because the blockage might be located deep down in the drainage system, thus very difficult to access without proper tools and materials. Only experienced plumbers in Chicago are capable of taking apart the drain trap or the other necessary parts to clear blockage. Call a reputed and experienced plumbing company that has experience in fixing blocks using necessary tools and equipment. At our company, we have a team of registered plumbers and as such do call us for a no-obligation quote.