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
How to unblock a sink in summary
There are a few basic ways to unblock a sink.
- 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.
- Drive the handle down and up in a pumping action to create suction until the blockage has been removed.
- Alternatively, use a sink and drain unblocker product.
How to 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.