Blocked toilet or sink


You don’t need fancy tools to unblock a sink or toilet, or any special DIY or plumbing skills.

How to unblock a sink


Watch Vijay, from our repairs team, explain how to unblock a sink.

How to unblock a sink in summary

There are a few basic ways to unblock a sink.

  1. Use a plunger. Place the cup over the plughole and ensure a seal is formed, then cover the overflow with a dishcloth or old towel.
  2. Drive the handle down and up in a pumping action to create suction until the blockage has been removed.
  3. Alternatively, use a sink and drain unblocker product.

How to unblock a toilet


Watch Vijay, from our repairs team, explain how to use unblock a toilet

How to unblock a toilet in summary

Similar to unblocking a sink, use a plunger to dislodge the blockage.

If you do not have a plunger, you can use a mop head covered in a bin liner to create suction and unclog the waste pipe.