3 Tips to Unclog Your Washbasin by Yourself!

3 Tips to Unclog Your Washbasin by Yourself!

There is no one who is not been in the difficult position of having to unclog a stuffed toilet drain or washbasin. A blocked washbasin is a common phenomenon in a bathroom. Read my 3 Tips to Unclog Your Washbasin and learn how to do it by yourself.

Even if it is not completely clogged, but you can see that it is not absorbing the water any more, then  probably the problem has started to appear! Before calling a professional plumber, you should search for an easier way to unclog your washbasin by yourself.

Miscellaneous Objects

The most common reasons that may cause this unpleasant event that results in the plugging of the toilet or washbasin piping are the various items that may fall accidentally, or even deliberately, by some of the younger people in the house.

Most items that may fall are usually not biodegradable. Water can not dissolve toilet tissues, sanitary napkins, tampons and various other products.

Even our hair that we throw or fall by mistake while combing, in combination with the previously mentioned objects, result in their accumulation in the tubing. An object does not in itself create the problem, but when it accumulates in a branch of piping leading to drainage.

Since the use of the washbasin is not only daily but also continuous throughout the whole day, it is logical for the piping of these sewerage points to remain remnants that accumulate and cause the clogging and drive to the awful consequences.

Internet and Advice

So I opened my laptop and started searching, “How to unclog your washbasin by yourself.” I saw many choices such as using our kitchen chemicals and obstructive materials.

I will write to you some of the solutions I read about… how to unclog your washbasin by yourself!


Tip 1 to unclog the washbasin – Home-made

It was logical to start by following the steps I saw in front of my screen and the materials were simple in my kitchen cabinet!

I followed these steps…

Step 1

• 1/2 cup of baking soda
• 1/2 cup of vinegar
• Lemon juice

Step 2

Remove the drain cover. Most covers come out easily by unscrewing them.

Step 3

Then measure 1/2 cup baking soda and pour it as deep as you can in the sink.

Step 4

Immediately then measure 1/2 cup vinegar and pour it over the soda.

Step 5

The mixture will start to foam and clean what clogs the pipeline. Finally, if it smells unpleasant, then after finishing, pour a little lemon juice.

I followed all the steps exactly as I read them, but the flow of water was just slower than earlier, so I had to act differently to unclog the sink drain!

Tip 2 to unclog the washbasin – Chemicals

I read about the common chemicals and ran into the neighbourhood’s mini-market to buy one of the best.
I used Tu.Bo.Flo, since most housewives recommend it.

Step 1

We empty the contents of the envelope into the sink.

Step 2

Pour hot water into the piping.

10 minutes later…

The chemical acted after 10 minutes and as far as I could figure out, he stumbled through the staffed water and logically cleared the pipes that had been clogged.



So happy, but…

Later in the afternoon, and after the family got together for lunch, when the kids were in the bathroom, they laughed loudly and shouted that the washbasin looked like a pool for their Playmobils.

I ran panicked and found that the problem remained. The water was running down the edge of the washbasin and looked like waterfalls in my bathroom!

I realized, unfortunately, that the pipes had been temporarily unclogged and the problem was definitively still unsolved, in contrast with what I had expected!

Tip 3 to unclog the washbasin – Professional Company

Eventually, I decided to call a professional company and not to waste other money on a variety of solutions that are effective when it comes to some kind of damage, but not about damage to the sewage system, probably!

Reading on a site, I realized that there are more serious blocking causes that our indifference and the use of chemicals for temporary solutions can lead to great disasters of our property.

The most appropriate solution is to periodically maintain our central piping system. Frequency is determined by various factors such as the age of drainage, the materials used for the building’s construction and the frequency of use.

Damages to be resolved permanently, and to avoid unexpected overflows, require the immediate action of a professional company.

What did I finally do?

The intervention of the specialists was immediate and the problem was fortunately solved without irreparable damage that could cause immediate damage to the network with the corresponding financial charge.


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