HOW TO UNBLOCK A SINK

We all know how easy it is for a sink to become blocked and what an inconvenience it can be to the smooth running of your day. The good news is there are some things you can do to try to remove the blockage and fix it yourself.

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The best way to clear a blockage depends on what the debris is, as different sink unblocker formulations will vary in their effectiveness to tackle different types of blockage.

BATHROOM

The most common cause of bathroom blockages is a build up of hair, soap and skin particles.

Hair
Soap

KITCHEN

The most common kitchen blockages consist of food, grease and congealed fat.

Fat
Food

USE A PLUNGER

A plunger can be a quick and easy resolution to the problem.
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Lift out the drain stopper

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Place a wet rag or sponge in the overflow to block off the air supply and create better suction

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Place the plunger over the drain and plunge up and down quickly several times. Be careful not to apply too much pressure as it may damage your plumbing system

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Run the tap to check water flow and repeat process if needed

NATURAL REMEDY

Baking soda and vinegar can be useful for removing some minor plughole blockages.
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Pour some boiling water down the plughole

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Add 250ml of baking soda, followed by 500ml of hot water and let it sit for a few minutes

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Add 250ml of vinegar and allow the two to react below the drain surface for around 10 minutes

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Flush with boiling water and repeat if necessary

CALL IN THE EXPERTS

Buster has developed two different types of sink unblocker, one tailored specifically to tackle hair, skin and soap sludge, and one for food particles, fats, oil and grease.

BUSTER BATHROOM PLUGHOLE UNBLOCKER

Unique formula gets to work dissolving the hair and soap particles that cause bathroom plughole blockages in just 15 minutes.

BUSTER KITCHEN PLUGHOLE UNBLOCKER

Mighty one shot granules blast the fat and food debris from plugholes and pipes in just 20 minutes, leaving them free flowing.

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