A nice, clean bathroom is something we all hope for. After all, it’s much more pleasant to relax in the bath with a glass of wine and a good book when you know the room is clean and fresh. Unfortunately, we’re all sometimes presented with a blocked sink or toilet that just seems to get worse and the worse the more we try to fix it. When a sink is blocked with old soap scum or a toilet is blocked with non-flushable baby wipes, stuffed toys, and socks (thanks, kids), putting more stuff in on top of the blockage is only going to exacerbate the situation. Before you try anything, we recommend reading these helpful hints, which will make your job much simpler. You’ll be unwinding in a spotless, hygienic bathroom in no time.
What's the best toilet unblocker?
There are hundreds of products out there that claim to unclog a blocked toilet or clear out a blocked sink, some of which work, and some of which don’t. Here’s your definitive guide to the best products to use:
That’s right, good old plain water can work wonders on a blocked sink or toilet. Simply fill a large bucket or container with water and pour it quite rapidly down the plughole. The sheer force of the water is sometimes enough to flush out small blockages. It’s well worth trying this method before trying commercial products.
- Commercial Products
If you’re still struggling to unblock the toilet or sink, it’s time to bring in the big guns – commercial cleaning products like Domestos Sink and Pipe Unblocker. Always be sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines, and wear rubber gloves – these cleaners are powerful enough to dissolve blockages, so they’re better off away from your hands. Ensure that you follow the safety guidelines, avoid contact with skin, and avoid ingesting the product. Also make sure that the room is well ventilated when using commercial products.