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Fast and Effective Solutions for Your Blocked Sink

Blocked sink drains are more common than you think because your kitchen sink is used multiple times every day increasing the likelihood of a slowly clogging sink drain. 

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Fast and Effective Solutions for Your Blocked Sink

Avoid Damaging Your Drains With Harsh Chemicals To Unblock Your Sink. Call The Professionals To Clear The Blockage & Prevent Further Clogging.

Guaranteed Upfront Pricing

Our licensed plumbers will arrive to assess & provide you with options and guaranteed upfront pricing for attending to your blocked sink drain.

High Pressure Water Jet Rodding

Our superior electric jet rodding equipment is designed to be used inside your kitchen to blast away any blockage in the drain.

CCTV Cameras

With our latest microscopic CCTV drain camera, we can survey a 40mm drain to quickly detect reasons for your blockage & the extent of your drain problem.

Gold Coast Blocked Sink Experts

Most people will attempt to try to fix a blocked sink in the kitchen themselves. This is because the sink may be partially blocked and drain slowly for a while.

It’s common for kitchen sinks to trap grime, food scraps, soap scum and other nasties, which get trapped over time and prevent water from flowing freely down the drain.

When it’s functioning correctly, your kitchen sink is not something you give a second thought about. But when it’s not, a blocked sink drain quickly becomes a major nuisance that has the potential to cause water damage and a big mess in your kitchen cupboards.

Most people don’t realise that the problem is often not a blocked sink. Frequently the source of the problem is a blocked drain in your sewer house drain. 

If the water in your sink sits there without draining away, you need to call in the experts who have the skills to know precisely what is causing the blockage. If left too long, a blocked sink can damage walls, cupboards and floors, leaving you with an expensive repair bill.

We recommend you call the team at Whywait Plumbing Services when you first notice those gurgling sounds or the slow-to-drain kitchen sink.

Warning Signs You Have A Blocked Sink

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Before you experienced a badly blocked sink in your kitchen, you probably ignored all the warning signs that your sink was starting to clog up.

The most common sign is your sink is slow to drain, with the wastewater struggling to move. Other common symptoms of a blocked sink can be:

  • A pungent or foul smell being emitted from your sink
  • Your drain is making gurgling sounds
  • The wastewater from one sink flows into your other sink

Whywait’s plumbers are blocked sink specialists and know the major causes of a blocked sink are:

  • Foreign objects in the trap
  • Food waste clogging up the trap
  • Cooking fat and oil buildups in the waste-pipe
  • A build-up of badly chopped-up food waste from a waste disposal unit
  • Substandard plumbing installation

DIY Diagnosis of Your Blocked Sink

blocked sink repairsBefore you call us to your blocked sink there are a number of things you can try yourself beginning with:

  • Check that your plug and waste drain outlet is not clogged with food scraps or vegetable peelings.
  • If you have a sink plunger then try plunging over the top of the plug and waste drain outlet as vigorous plunging will frequently dislodge partial blockages in the trap or 50mm waste-pipe.
  • If plunging doesn’t work then you may need to remove the trap which can be a bit more challenging. If you have water still in the sink bail it out with a cup into a bucket. Once the water is bailed out of the sink position a bucket under the trap and undo the hand-tight nuts on the trap. This will enable you to pull the trap apart and remove any food solids or fat that is blocking the trap. Reassemble the trap and reinstall once you have removed any food scraps.
  • If your sink is still blocked then it’s likely the blockage is further down in the drain which means you need a plumber.

We strongly advise against using harsh drain unblocking chemicals to clear a blocked sink, as they can be highly hazardous and ineffective

Picture this: your sink is blocked Sunday afternoon, and you’re desperate for a solution. You think, “I’ll just pop down to Bunnings and grab some of those fancy drain-unblocking chemicals.”

Stop right there, mate – that might not be the ideal way to do it.

There are plenty of chemical drain unblockers on the market, but they often do more harm than good. Not only are they expensive, but they also come with a whole host of environmental and health issues. And even if you do manage to clear the blockage, it’s usually only a temporary fix. Then, the blockage will likely come back with a vengeance, leaving you with a sink full of dirty dishes and an empty wallet.

Don’t waste your time and money on these quick chemical fixes. Instead, call in the pros. A licensed plumber has the skills and equipment to clear even the most stubborn blockages without damaging your pipes or putting your health and the environment at risk. So put down the drain unblocker and pick up the phone – your sink (and your wallet) will thank you.

Called Whywait after hours as they were the only ones who answered the phone. Brad was extremely helpful and professional on the phone. This high professionalism continued when the plumbers Dion and Adam arrived. They were very knowledgeable and able to solve our ongoing issues with our toilets. Thank You Guys

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How To Prevent A Blocked Sink Occurring

Preventing Blockages In A Conventional Sink

Use a drain strainer – If you have a conventional sink plug and waste with no waste disposal unit installed, it is critical that you avoid letting food scraps or vegetable peelings go down the drain. The solution is to purchase a drain strainer that fits the opening of your sink and use it to collect food scraps that can be disposed of in your wheelie bin.

Preventing Blockages In A Conventional Sink

Avoid pouring hot fat, grease or cooking oil down the sink drain – Never pour hot fat or cooking oil down the kitchen sink. They will cool down, congeal, and set in the trap and horizontal pipes. The best approach is to let fats and oils cool in a container and then dispose of the solid fat into the wheelie bin.

Preventing Blockages In A Conventional Sink

Avoid putting tea leaves or coffee grounds down the sink drain – Tea leaves and coffee grounds can accumulate in the drain, expand, and clog at the trap S-bend. It is important to prevent tea leaves and coffee grounds from going down the sink drain. Throw your tea leaves and coffee grounds in the rubbish bin, or you can use them as compost in your garden.

Preventing Blockages In A Sink With A Waste Disposal Unit

Always run cold water while you use your waste disposal – Even though your waste disposal unit is specifically designed to grind up scraps of food, vegetable and fruit things can still get stuck. The best way to prevent this from happening is to always turn on your cold water before you turn on your waste disposal unit. This helps to wash away any stubborn foods or vegetable scraps and always turn off the waste disposal unit first and the water last.

Blocked Sink Expert Plumbers

For the blocked sink, plumbing or gas emergencies please call to ensure a speedy service. For all other plumbing repairs feel free to email us for assistance.

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