How To Unblock a Drain?

Struggling with unblocking your kitchen sink or blocked drains, Dublin? Looking for drain plumber in Dublin?

This article sums up a few handy tricks when you’re attempting drain cleaning, drain unblocking or drain sewer cleaning.

There is a range of products that can help you get the jobs done efficiently.


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Tips to unblock drain


Natural Drain Cleaners

If you’re trying to make it an environment-friendly process, try natural ingredients before relying on chemicals.

1] Fill a cup with baking soda. Ensure your sink is dry before trying this method.

2] Pour it down your blocked drain. Throw down 2 cups of boiling water.

After a few minutes of interval, add another cup of baking soda. Then pour down a cup of white plain vinegar. Finally, plug the blocked drain. As soon as you hear a sizzling noise and bubbles emitting from the drain, stop. Add another couple of cups of boiling water.


If the doesn’t work, try the coat hanger trick. Pick a coat hanger. Straighten it as much as it possible. Make a hook on one end. Now place it beyond the cover of the drain and starting fishing. Avoid snapping the hangar by exerting too much force on it. Remove all the gunk and hair you can get hold of using the hanger.

Now pour 3 cups of boiling water down the blocked drain. Hopefully, it will work just fine.

If not, continue to the next step.

Boil a kettle full of water. Throw it down the drain slowly. Repeat twice until you can hear the sizzling noise and bubbles appear.

Another method is to use a household plunger. Fill the dry drain with enough water so that it covers the plunger cup. Make sure the plug is in the other sink if plugging a double sink. Ensure that the cup is airless. Feel for the blockage to move. Then flush the drain out using boiling water.

If all else fails, use caustic soda as a last resort. Before using that, wear proper rubber gloves and goggles since caustic soda contains hazardous chemicals. Mix the soda with water is a bucket. Ensure that you use a wooden stick to avoid direct contact with the body. When it start fizzing, heat the solution and pour it down the drain. Leave it for about 30 minutes or so. Then flush the drain with hot water.

If it doesn’t solve the problem, repeat the procedure.

Beware, do not use a plunger when using caustic soda. Doing so, can produce a dangerous chemical splash back. Never use chemicals with completely blocked drains. This might lead to hazardous chemicals accumulating in your pipes and ultimately causing more damage.

If you’re searching for drain companies Dublin, then call us now.

We specialize in drain cleaning, drain unblocking and your drain sewer cleaning Dublin.

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What are the benefits of a CCTV drain inspection?

Blocked and clogged drains are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. They can blame their frustration on overgrown tree roots, small objects, and poorly maintained drains. Thanks to CCTV survey of drains, homeowners no longer have to deal with the nightmare of one day uncovering a water flood, burst pipe, or spillage of waste material.

We can conduct a drain survey report and discover the problem we need to treat to make your drains new again. Our drain survey in Dublin is regarded as one of the best and you can count on us to provide you with a detailed analysis on what is causing the problem. With us conducting CCTV drain inspection, you will receive the following benefits:

1.      Quick Analysis and Accurate Diagnosis of Drainage Issues

When you uncover a blocked or clogged drain, you aim to have the problem fixed as quickly as possible, especially if you are unable to use your sink or bath. One of the good things about having a CCTV drain inspection done is its ability to provide you with quick results. Our experts will lower the camera into the drain while another person will see what the camera sees on a TV screen.


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 A quick and effective analysis of the drain allows us to provide you an accurate diagnosis. We can develop a successful solution to treat the problem rather than base the solution on assumptions based on little evidence.

2.      Cost-effective CCTV Drainage Service

Why do you think the CCTV drainage survey cost is less than other methods? Since we are able to provide our customers with a quick and accurate diagnosis, we eliminate the need for a plumber to inspect the drain multiple times, thus lowering our CCTV drain survey cost.

3.      Keeps Disruptions to a Minimum

No one wants to bother with plumbers coming and going several times during the day. More importantly, they do not want to have their day-to-day activities disrupted due to the plumbers executing an extensive excavation project to locate and identify the problem. However, with CCTV drainage survey, the disruptions are kept to a minimum.

4.      Perfect Solution for New Homeowners

Imagine the pain and suffering new homeowners can save if they find out a drainage problem exists before buying the house. Now, they can. They can conduct Home buyers drain survey before they sign the contract.

Contact Greenday Environmental today! Ask about our CCTV drainage survey and learn how they can prevent your drainage problems from getting bigger.

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