How To Unclog a Sink

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How To Fix Blocked Drains

Using a Sink Pump

  1. Place the sink pump over the sink drain
  2. Press firmly multiple times until blockage is cleared
  3. Turn on tap and if the water drains freely then your blockage is cleared. If not, repeat steps 1 & 2.

Using a drain auger

  1. Unwind and extend the coil and place into drain
  2. Feed down drain until you feel a resistance
  3. Move the coil in an up and down motion to disseminate blockage
  4. Remove auger
  5. Turn on tap and if the water drains freely then your blockage is cleared. If not, repeat steps 1 through to 4.

If it is a major blockage you may need to consult a plumber.

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