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How To Unblock Your Blocked
Kitchen Sink

Nothing is more frustrating than having a clogged kitchen sink. And this is a prevalent plumbing issue as your kitchen is used daily. But you need your drains to be cleared of any blockages and leaks to work effectively with the rest of the plumbing in your home.

If you notice your kitchen sink is blocked, you'll probably be tempted to solve it yourself, thinking you can pour boiling water down the drain to loosen the gunk or use baking soda and vinegar to clear up your clogged sink. You may even buy chemical drain cleaners.

You can DIY your way through it if it's a simple blockage. There are various ways to unclog. You can manually remove the blockage. Use a drain snake or a wire coat hanger, or go to your local hardware store and purchase a drain cleaner. You can even go the natural alternative and utilise your homemade mixture of boiling water, vinegar and a cup of baking soda to flush out the materials causing the blockage. Or you can install a drain trap.

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You can also utilise an excellent plunger to remove the clog. Sometimes, all it takes is a good plunge to remove the blocks. If the water drains, you've cleared the clog in your kitchen sinks, and kitchen drains. It's a long and repetitive process, but it can get you the desired results.

But no matter how simple or complicated the plumbing problem is, baking soda, boiling water, drain cleaner, and a drain snake may not be the best solution. The best course of action is to get help from a licensed plumber. Aside from the advantage that you can save time, they know how to clear your sink drains from clogging and give you the best solution. And what you consider minor may, in fact, be a significant underlying issue.

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Why Is My Kitchen Sink Blocked

Clogged kitchen sinks can be a major nuisance for homeowners. Food debris, cooking oils, and soap residue can all contribute to a clog in the drain. When the water doesn't drain properly, it can lead to an unpleasant odor, slow draining, and even a complete blockage.

Many homeowners reach for chemical-based drain cleaners like Drano, thinking it's an easy and quick fix. However, these chemicals can cause more harm than good, and they may not completely solve the problem. The chemicals can damage your plumbing system, and they can cause burns and irritation if they splash back at you during use.

Instead, there are several effective and safe ways to unclog a kitchen sink without using harsh chemicals. One common method is to use a plunger to force the clog through the pipe. This method requires filling the sink partially with water and using the plunger to create suction, which can dislodge the clog. Another option is to use a plumber's snake, which is a long, flexible wire with a hook on the end. The snake is inserted into the drain and used to break up and remove the clog.

If you prefer to use household items, try pouring boiling water down the drain to loosen the clog. Baking soda and vinegar can also be used to dissolve the clog. Simply pour a cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by a cup of vinegar. Wait for 10-15 minutes and then flush the drain with hot water.

Another effective method is to use a wet/dry vacuum to remove the clog. Simply attach the vacuum hose to the sink drain and turn it on. The suction from the vacuum can pull the clog out of the drain. Finally, if all else fails, you can try removing the sink trap and manually removing the clog. However, this method should only be attempted by those with plumbing experience.

In summary, a clogged kitchen sink can be a frustrating and inconvenient problem, but there are several safe and effective methods to unclog it without using harmful chemicals.

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How To Unclog A Kitchen Sink

A clogged kitchen sink is often caused by organic matter such as food scraps, coffee grounds and oil. It can also be caused by other materials, such as teaspoons or toothpicks, accidentally falling down the drain. Similarly, to bathroom sink drains, the warning signs include slow draining water and gurgling sounds in the pipes.

A method we often ask clients to implement before booking us in is a simple but affected method for minor blockages. Pour one cup of fresh baking soda down the drain, followed by one cup of white vinegar. Place a rubber stopper or other sink hole cover over the drain opening.

Wait 15 minutes to allow the vinegar and baking soda to unclog your drain, Then take out the drain cover and run hot tap water down the drain to clear the clog. Note often this method will work on small blockages. If this doesn't work its probably best to call your local kitchen sink plumber as soon as possible.

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Your donation will help us to continue to provide education, resources, and support for those in need. With your help, we can continue to make a positive change in the community and help individuals and families to thrive. We are so thankful for your support and it is because of people like you that we are able to make a real difference in the world.

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How To Unclog A Kitchen Sink

If water drains from your bathroom sink slower than usual, a clog in the drain could be developing. Hair and soap scum build up over time in your sink drain. Even a slowly draining sink can cause standing water to develop.

Bathroom sinks drains are susceptible to blockages from a variety of things. Common debris that goes down a bathroom sink and causes clogs include hair, soap scum, dental floss and cotton buds. When these items get washed down the drain they can get caught in the pipework and accumulate over the years.

A slow draining bathroom sink is the first sign that a clog may be forming in the pipes. If the water isn’t draining as well as normal don’t, ignore it. Your chances of cleaning a bathroom sink drain without needing to call a plumber are highest when you act quickly, before the blocked drain becomes a major issue.

Other warning signs of a blocked bathroom sink include a bad smell coming from the drain opening or gurgling sounds in the pipes when the water drains. Read how to unclog a bathroom sink below.

Blocked Kitchen Sink Solution

A clogged basin can take your sleep away with the thousands of nuisances. Even if it is a case of small food particles blocking the basin, you might have to put in great effort to remove the leftovers causing the blockage. If you leave the problem unattended for too long, then the chances are that it will start producing an unbearable odour.

And when that happens, living in the house will become unbearable. Other than that, the blockage may be caused by corroded pipes, which may eventually break. When that happens, nothing can pass through the basin properly, and there might finally be a nasty backflow situation.

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Frequently Asked Questions Sydney Strata Plumbing

  • The short answer is: no, here’s why: just like seeing a doctor, a doctor cannot examine you or diagnose you over the phone without a personal examination; its much the same with plumbing, its best we investigate the issue first before providing you with a solution and a price.

    We do this by offering a $0 call-out fee on all jobs, once onsite and have investigated the issue we can then provide a solution moving forward, if approved we will carry out the work, if not there is no obligation - you can find out more about our pricing and the reason why we don't like to provide prices over the phone our pricing page: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/plumbing-prices/

    Unfortunately, too many plumbers will give quotes over the phone. This is entirely unprofessional and no more than a marketing ploy to entice you to engage them to solve your problem. Would you expect a doctor to diagnose a medical condition over the phone? It's easier to diagnose a medical issue over the phone than a plumbing problem, but no doctor will do so without first examining you.

    The next time you are in an emergency plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • Most people think plumbing is dirty work. Sure, you may have to deal with blocked toilets, sewer lines and drains but there’s way more to this job than toilets and drains. The plumbing industry is very important because, without it, modern life wouldn't exist. More and more residential, commercial and industrial areas are being build up, and problems with drainage, sewer system, pipes and other plumbing problems appear too frequently. As such, plumbers are required to install, as well as repair and maintain these systems regularly and efficiently.

    As we must say, there are pros and cons of being a plumber. People's perception of the plumbing industry does change dramatically from time to time. Plumbing is a physically demanding job and you have to be fit and strong to do it. You have to work in extreme conditions. It's dirty and can be dangerous yet, it is a rewarding job.

    To become a good and effective plumber, you need to have various skills and competencies including: problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, safety skills, good communication skills, physical skills and the most important one should be to complete technical plumbing courses.

    The next time you are in an emergency plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • Yes, you can negotiate with plumbers. However, you need to understand what affects their prices and the strategies they use to set them. There is a balance between negotiating to save money and paying your plumber a decent amount for their professional services.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • Sydney Plumbing Emergencies often happen late at night, early in the morning or on a weekend/public holiday? These problems always seem to come at the worst possible time. For this reason, there are often plumbers who will take advantage and advertise rates that are often too good to be true in the hope you book them in and then, once
    locked in, jack the prices up, usually 2-5 times the regular rate.

    For all Sydney plumbing emergencies, we charge a flat fee between $250 - $350 + GST, which covers the after-hours call out to your door and will usually cover the minimum costs associated with making the property safe as this is our number one priority. Once onsite, you will never pay any extra rates for after-hours services. From midday to
    midnight, the rate you pay will stay the same as if the works were done during regular operating hours.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • The best way to find the plumber is through a trusted referral; often, it is best to engage a Sydney plumber with whom someone you know already has been involved with and has used. If you do not know a trusted local plumber, the next best thing you can do is check their credentials and do research online and check their reviews.
    Online reviews are a great way to gauge if a plumber's previous clients were satisfied with the quality of their products and services, check out Proximity plumbing reviews.

    Furthermore, evaluate only plumbers who can deliver proof of insurance and business registry. In some circumstances, you can also ask the plumber how long he has been in the plumbing industry. The more experience the plumber or company has - the better the service usually is.

    Our top tip is to check their Google reviews! If a person you trust can recommend a local Sydney plumber they have used in the past, it's a clear indication if the plumber is reliable and worth engaging. Typically a paying customer pays close attention to costs, the quality of the service, and the value they receive and often will go out of their way to share their experience with a local plumber in Sydney.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • Like many home improvements, there are some regulations on DIY plumbing at your homes. These regulations detail what you are permitted to do by yourself and what you must call professional plumbers to handle. These regulations are not mere recommendations; rather, they must be followed under the Australian Law and Regulations. This is for your safety, only licensed plumbers can legally handle most plumbing problems, which can carry serious risks if not done correctly.

    What DIY Plumbing can you do yourself?

    These are the plumbing problems which you are permitted to handle by yourself.

    • Shower head replacement
    • Irrigation systems downstream from a tap, or an isolating valve.
    • Changing a tap washer
    • Replacement of caps on the openings on sanitary drains.
    • Maintenance and cleaning of ground level grates to traps on the drains.
    • DIY drain clearing with a plunger or drain snake

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • The cost of hiring a plumber will depend on the scope of work, your location and their level of experience. There are simple plumbing jobs such as tap repairs to more complicated ones like a burst pipe. There are plumbing tasks that are calculated on an hourly basis while others offer flat rates based on the scope of the job. Always ask for itemised quotations to plan your budget and avoid pricing surprises.

    The next time you are in an emergency plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • We encourage that if it's a bigger job like a sewer rehabilitation or Pipe Relining to get multiple quotes and compare apples for apples. This way, you can see the difference that sets us apart from every other plumbing company & so you can see we are generally providing you with tremendous service, prices, and ultimately great value.

    We like to keep it simple from the start with an obligation free $0 Call Out Fee. Whether you call us direct or fill in a contact form, we do not charge for our initial call-out. We will come to your house and investigate your problem free of charge. We will then provide you with a full quote to ensure it's clear from the start what your plumbing service will cost.

    You are in control - if you are happy with the price provided, our plumbers will start immediately. If you are not satisfied with the proposal, there is no obligation and no call out fee required for our time and advice. We also offer all clients a complimentary home plumbing inspection to ensure no hidden surprises in the future, this is a great way to ensure you have preventative measures in place.

    Remember these three golden rules

    1. No professional plumber can ever give you a price over the phone without an on-site diagnosis just like no doctor could ever diagnosis a patient on the phone.

    2. The old saying, “too good to be true” sums it up! do your research & shop local

    3. It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little- licensed vs unlicensed plumber blog here.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • There are many industries that require the services of trained plumbers. Therefore, the demand for skilled plumbing services is increasing.

    Plumbing is on the top list of jobs that are in high demand in Australia at the moment. It’s a simple supply and demand case. That’s why territories around Australia need highly qualified plumbing professionals that can work on any task such as tap repairs or drainage systems. Plumbing is a regulated and licensed trade, which allows workers to work their way up to a master plumber.

    In big cities like in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney territories, the development is continuous. Skills of trade workers such as plumbers are required to keep the development moving forward.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • If you’re suddenly in need of a professional plumber, your next thought may be “how much do plumbers charge?” And it’s a fair question - we’ve all heard the horror stories of plumbers ripping off clients left, right and center. 

    How Much Do Plumbers Charge? 

    It is one of the most asked questions in the industry. How much do plumbers charge in Sydney Australia? The answer is: It depends on the company and the service. “Plumbing” is a very general term and covers all things from replacement washers and burst Flexi hoses to a full pipe relining job. Different plumbers will structure their quotes differently, but here’s something to be wary of: super cheap and overly “easy” quotes.

    Proximity Plumbing does not have an hourly rate; we charge by the job. Although this does not appeal to everyone, we have found this is the most transparent way to conduct business. When it comes to plumbing, every job is different. That is why you are calling us in to fix it. We often find we need to see the problem before letting you know how much it will cost to fix it. That is why we offer the complimentary call out, and once we are on-site, we can determine what the job will cost. Each type of job has an upfront fixed price, and we need to determine what that is by conducting a thorough inspection.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • When it's NOT the time to DIY plumbing!

    There’s an awesome sense of achievement when you’ve had a morning of being a handyman or handy woman around the house, fixing things and feeling like Tim the Toolman (for all our growing-up-in-the-90’s readers).

    But when it comes to your home’s plumbing there are a few instances where DIY is not the best course of action. Professional plumbers spend years learning their trade for good reason - those pipes can be tricky!

    So here are 5 times when DIY is not your friend and it’s time to call a professional plumber:

    1. In an emergency situation
    2. If you’re having sewage issues
    3. When you smell gas
    4. You have a leak

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • We like to keep it simple from the start with an obligation free $0 Call Out Fee. (no call out fee plumbers) Whether you call us direct or fill in a contact form, we do not charge for our initial call-out. We will come to your house and investigate your problem-free of charge. We will then provide you with a full quote to ensure it's clear from the start what your plumbing service will cost.

    You are in control - if you are happy with the price provided, our plumbers will start immediately. If you are not satisfied with the proposal, there is no obligation and no call out fee required for our time and advice. We also offer all clients a complimentary home plumbing inspection to ensure no hidden surprises in the future, this is a great way to ensure you have preventative measures in place.

    We are passionate about making the entire process as transparent and
    straightforward as possible which starts with contacting your local emergency Sydney plumbing company 24 hours a day.

    At the end of the day, all you want is a reliable plumber that is transparent and problem solves your issue and that is exactly what we do and who we are, check out the latest blog on all things you need to know before engaging a Sydney plumber.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here: 

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