How to unblock a sink

How to unblock a sink

Plumbing
Large bucket Adjustable wrench Auger Sink plunger Pump plunger A drain full of hair, soap scum and general household gunk can be smelly, unsanitary and downright annoying. The good news is that it only takes a few minutes to unblock it and get the water washing away freely. You don't have to use any corrosive drain cleaners either, so you won't be harming the environment or damaging your pipes. Grab a plunger and get ready to wash your drain troubles right down the sink. Expose your pipes Slide the sink pedestal away from the sink so your pipes are visible. If you have an old bathroom, you will probably have a u-bend trap under your sink. If your bathroom is less than ten years old, you will likely have a…
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Look after your home plumbing

Look after your home plumbing

Plumbing
Preventing burst water pipes The damaged caused to your property from burst or leaking water pipes may include ruined carpets and furniture, damaged tarmac and lawns and the loss of expensive luxury items like TVs, computers and games machines. During the harsh winter months outside temperatures can drop below zero causing water to freeze in water pipes. As the water in the pipes freezes and turns to ice it can expand by up to 10%, the resulting pressure from the expansion can force the pipe to burst or force open pipe couplings. There are a number of things you could do to avoid damaged water pipes during winter, these include: Insulate all of your water supply pipes. Keep your central heating at a minimum 13C-16C, if it is forecast to…
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