How to clear a Blocked Drain with Trowbridge Plumbers

If you have a blocked drain the chances are you are going to try and fix it by yourself before calling a professional. And that is more than OK! There are many easy home remedies for blocked drains which we at Trowbridge Plumbers are about to share with you. But if none of these work for you, or you think the problem is particularly large, then it’s definitely time to call in the professionals and not have to face the horrors of plumbing alone. Whether your blocked drain is the kitchen sink, or a shower drain, try the following methods to remove the blockage.

Caustic Soda can be poured down a drain to help remove any buildup inside it. Be cautious here and follow the instructions and warnings on the package as this chemical is corrosive, and do not let children near while you are doing this. Another method you can try is to simply plunge the drain. Make sure you cover the overflow to allow the plunger to work to maximum benefit, and plunge away at the drain. This may dislodge the blockage but may result in the blockage simply moving further down the pipe, so do this at your own risk. If you have easy access to the pipes from the drain, for example the U-bend for your sink, then in some cases you can unscrew the pipe and manually remove the blockage. This only works with blockages in the U-bend themselves, most often seen in kitchens and caused by a buildup of food. But watch out, as whatever nasty stuff is causing the blockage (and any backed up water) will come shooting out once you remove the U-bend! In order to not face this possibility, it is best to call a professional to do the dirty work for you. If none of these have worked then it is time to call Trowbridge Plumbers now, and we will have your drains unblocked in no time.