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Your sink is blocked or has a very bad drain

How to unclog a sink?

  1. Dismantle the siphon under the sink and clean it
  2. Buy a ferret in a supermarket and try to unblock the situation: ideal for small local clogs 
  3. Call the unblocking experts if no solution works (Destop, ferret, acid, bicarbonate of soda, boiling water)

Soap plugs are responsible for more than 80% of total sink blockages.

The soap cap is a paste that usually forms in pipes when water stagnates due to a low or reverse slope.

The cooking fats and the washing machine detergents form a paste that hardens in your pipe until it is filled to 100 %. the dough dries to a chalk-like hardness

Hydrocleaning is the only technique that allows you to permanently unblock and clean your pipes

The unblocking experts use only water to remove the most stubborn soap clogs.

Our latest generation nozzles are calibrated to make the most of a 350 bar pressure, while saving the water needed to unclog the drain.

Your pipes will be perfectly clean after our intervention, you will enjoy a like-new installation!

Soap clogging can fill your entire pipe: this is why all other unblocking techniques (unblocking with a mechanical plunger) are totally ineffective.

How can I avoid a soap clog?

  1. Avoid pouring cooking fats and oils into the sink or basin. Grease solidifies when it cools and can cause clogs.

  2. Clean your pipes regularly by flushing them with hot water, or use a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar to dissolve soap and grease residues.

  3. Install screens or filters on your sinks and basins to prevent debris from entering the pipes.

  4. For pipes connected to washing machines, use a liquid detergent rather than a powdered detergent which contains larger particles that can settle in the pipes.

  5. When designing the kitchen, use 50 pipe rather than 40 pipe for washing machine drains and avoid bends as much as possible.

  6. Make sure that your pipes have a good slope for drainage, to avoid water stagnation and soap and grease residues settling in the pipes.

By following these tips, you can prevent soap and grease clogs from forming in your pipes and keep your pipes healthy.

Soap plug in a sink drain
Soap plug in a 40mm diameter sink pipe
Soap plug from a house main (diameter 100)
Soap plug from a house main (diameter 100)

Les Experts du Débouchage : specialists in hydrocuring for an efficient unblocking of your sinks and washbasins

If you are faced with a blocked sink and have already tried all the traditional methods of unblocking such as using Destop or a ferret without success, it is time to contact professionals for an effective hydrocurement.

Kitchen and bathroom drains are often narrow at 32 or 45 mm in diameter, making them more susceptible to clogging due to the build-up of soap scum, limescale and grease. Hydrocleaning is an effective solution for unclogging and cleaning drains. This method involves spraying water at high pressure down the pipes to remove blockages and deposits, restoring normal flow.

Unlike traditional ferrets, which only create access to the blockage without solving the underlying problem, hydrocleaning allows for a thorough cleaning of the inside of the pipes. This ensures that the blockage is completely removed and prevents it from quickly re-forming.

If you are looking for a reliable solution to unclog and clean your drains, contact us for a quick and efficient hydro-cleaning. Our professionals use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure quality work and total customer satisfaction.

Contact us for a durable unblocking and cleaning of your pipes!

More than just unclogging a sink
Hydrocleaning: a complete solution to unblock, clean and sanitise your drains in the long term!

Frequently Asked Questions

If your sink is very clogged, there are several ways to unclog it. Firstly, you can try pouring boiling water down the sink to dissolve the grease and residue. Secondly, you can use a plunger to suck out the blockage. If these methods don't work, you can try a chemical unblocker, but it is important to follow the instructions carefully and wear protective gloves.

If none of these methods workIn some cases, the blockage may be more severe and professional intervention may be required. Professionals can use more advanced methods such as mechanical unblocking or hydro-jetting, which involves spraying high-pressure water into the pipes to dissolve the blockage and residue. In all cases, it is important to deal with blockages quickly to avoid damage to the pipes and to ensure that your plumbing equipment functions properly.

If your dishwasher backs up under the sink, it may indicate a plumbing problem. There may be a blockage in the dishwasher's drain pipe or a venting problem in the drain line, which prevents water from draining properly. This can cause water to back up under the sink.

To solve this problem, you can first check the dishwasher's drainpipe to make sure it is not clogged with food residue or other debris. If it is, you can clean the pipe by using a chemical drain cleaner or by dismantling it and cleaning it manually.

If the drain pipe is not the problem, there may be a blockage in the drain pipe. In this case, you can try using a plunger to unblock the pipe. If this does not work, it is recommended that you call in a professional to inspect the pipe with a camera and carry out a hydrocleaning to solve the problem.

If your sink is gurgling, it may indicate a plumbing problem. The gurgling is usually caused by a problem with air flow in the pipes.

Specifically, air must be allowed to flow through the pipes to allow water to flow freely. If the air is blocked or if there is a pressure imbalance in the pipes, this can cause a glugging effect when the water flows.

Common causes of this problem are blockages in the pipesIf the problem is in one sink, it may be caused by a blockage in the trap or in the drain of that sink. If the problem is only in one sink, it may be caused by a blockage in the siphon or in the drain of that sink.

To solve this problem, you can first try cleaning the trap by removing the accumulated debris. If this does not work, you can try using a plunger to unclog the drain or a chemical drain opener to dissolve blockages. If these solutions do not work, it is recommended that you call in a professional to inspect the pipe with a camera and fix the problem.

If you have a blocked sink, you may have heard of Destop as a miracle solution. However, it should be noted that Destop is not always effective in unclogging a sink. Here's why.

Firstly, if the blockage is close to the sink, the use of a plunger can be much more effective in unblocking the situation. Indeed, the plunger can help to move the blockage and free it.

In addition, if the blockage is further down the pipe, the amount of water often dilutes the product, which can make it ineffective against the blockage. For example, a 10 metre long sink pipe contains about 60 litres of water, which may make the use of Destop unnecessary in this case.

Finally, Destop cannot treat blockages caused by limescale, roots or blockages of solidified soap. In these cases, the most effective method is hydrocleaning, which allows the sink to be unclogged for a long time.

In short, Destop can be useful for some types of clogs, but it is not suitable for all situations. If you are experiencing plumbing problems, it is recommended that you call in a professional for an intervention adapted to your situation, such as hydrocleaning.

It can be difficult to pinpoint the location of a blockage in the pipe, but there are signs that can help. If several sinks or basins are blocked at the same time, the blockage is probably further down the pipe. If only one sink or basin is blocked, the blockage is probably closer to that sink or basin.

There are several grandmotherly tricks for unclogging a sink, such as pouring white vinegar and baking soda down the sink, leaving it to work for a few minutes, then pouring in boiling water. You can also use salt and lemon to dissolve grease and residue.

Yes, absolutely! We guarantee to unclog your sink for 1 month after our intervention. If you encounter a new clog, we will make a second visit the same day you report it at no extra cost to you. You can be assured of the quality of our work and our commitment to your satisfaction!

If your pipe has no structural problems and we cannot unblock it, we do not charge for the work.

However, if we cannot unclog your toilet due to a structural problem such as a pipe collapse or a buried manhole preventing the passage of our ferretsWe only charge for the journey, which is 120€ inc.

We will locate the problem with our camera so that you can call in a plumber or mason to repair the pipe or update the manhole.

A second pass will be scheduled to complete the unblocking and cleaning of your pipes, and we We will deduct the travel costs for the first visit.

When faced with a blocked sink, it is often difficult to decide which method to use for unblocking. Two of the most common options are mechanical uncorking and the high pressure draining. Here is some information to help you choose the most appropriate method for your situation.

Mechanical unclogging involves the use of a manual or electric tool to remove the blockage in the pipe. The most commonly used tools are the plunger, the ferret or the pump. These tools are effective in removing blockages caused by food debris, hair or small objects that have become trapped in the pipe.

High pressure unblocking involves the use of special equipment that sends high-pressure water down the drain to remove the blockage. This method is particularly useful for stubborn blockages or for blockages caused by solidified grease and soap.

Ultimately, the choice between mechanical unblocking and high pressure unblocking depends on the cause of the blockage and the severity of the situation. If the blockage is superficial and easily accessible, mechanical unblocking is often sufficient. However, if the blockage is deeper in the pipe, high pressure unblocking may be the best option.

It is important to note that high pressure unblocking should be carried out by qualified professionals to avoid any risk of damage to the pipes.

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