Whilst it’s meant to be the most enjoyable time of the year, the festive season can be an extremely stressful one, and once you have spent hours- even days- slaving away in the kitchen cooking for all of your relatives, the last thing which you will then want to have to deal with is a blocked sink.

Unfortunately though, it often doesn’t require much for a sink to become blocked, although if a problem does suddenly arise, it’s very important not to panic, and you should instead see if following these simple steps will help…

– If water isn’t draining down the plug hole as quickly as it should be doing, one of the first things which you should attempt is to pour boiling water down it. This is particularly effective in eliminating blockages caused by food and fat which could be sitting in the pipe beneath your sink.

– If the use of boiling water doesn’t prove fruitful, you should also try using a plunger to see if this makes any difference.

– Failing these, if your local supermarket is open, invest in a special drain cleaning product which could prove more successful.

If all of the above have no effect whatsoever, you could unfortunately be facing a bigger problem, in which case you should ring a drain maintenance professional.

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