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Home Remedies for a Blocked Drain

//Home Remedies for a Blocked Drain

Home Remedies for a Blocked Drain

2019-02-13T17:41:27+00:00January 21st, 2019|

It has happened to all of us at one point or another. We step into the shower and after a few minutes, the water is pooling around our feet and threatening to flood the entire bathroom, or you are going about your business doing the dishes only to realise the water from the kitchen sink won’t drain.

A clogged drain is never any fun and can be very bothersome as you go about your daily routine. If you find that the drains in your home are causing you consistent problems, it is best to enlist the help of a professional such as Sydney Blocked Drains in order to assess what the root of the drain blockage may be.

However, if you would like to try remedying the problem yourself or perhaps you are waiting on a drain specialist to arrive, there are a few home solutions that can be effective to temporarily cure a blocked drain.


  1. Boiling Water

This is one of the most common home remedies for a blocked drain. Fill water to the maximum level of your kettle and boil. Once the water reaches boiling point, slowly and carefully pour into the drain. This is usually the first method people will try for a clogged drain. If it doesn’t work, move on to the next methods.

  1. Baking Soda and Vinegar

As it turns out, baking soda and vinegar can be used for more than just baking. Pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain followed by half a cup of white vinegar. After the acidic reaction occurs, you can follow through with boiling water.

  1. Bent Wire Hanger

This home remedy is so simple you will wonder why you didn’t think of it earlier. Take a normal wire coat hanger and straighten it out. Bend one end of it over to form a small hook, which can now be used to fish out whatever might be clogging up the drain. This will most likely be an unpleasant and unsightly experience. Once you get as much of the gunk out of the drain, follow through with boiling water.

  1. Use a Plunger

 This method will only work if you actually have a plunger in the house. Make sure the plunger completely covers the opening of the drain and any alternative outlets are blocked. Hold the plunger upright and start to push it several times in vigorous strokes to bring up any debris from the drain.

If all the above fails, it’s best to throw in the towel and call in a blocked drain specialist. Sydney Blocked Drains have several years of industry experience and are fully equipped to deal with your blocked drain problems. Using the latest and most advanced drain cleaning equipment, you can rest assured that your drain will be unclogged in no time and with the least amount of disturbance and disruption to your property. Our team is always available to answer any questions you have, so contact us today for an obligation-free quote.

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