Clearing Blocked Sinks and Basins

There’s an endless list of at-home hacks on how to clear a blocked sink. Straightforward methods such as hot water, using a plunger, removing the U-bend beneath your sink and pouring chemical products into the drain are all very capable of clearing blockages.

However, if you don’t like the idea of getting your hands dirty, or you’ve tried to clear your blocked sink, but without success, then we’re here to help.

We have engineers on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They’re happy to help unblock sinks and basins anywhere in London.

Customer reviews

  • Explained the problem, and didn't try to up sell me expensive work. A simple fix with a plunger was all that was required. He was friendly, helpful and honest. Would use Aspect again based on my experience.

    Alex, Hampstead, NW3

  • We had a drainage problem in our kitchen that was fairly bad. The tradesman was quick, efficient and to the point. Didn't take too long to do which made me feel at ease and gave some good advice too!

    Melanie, Mitcham, CR4

  • Excellent service. I called this morning at 8am and a technician was out by 12:30. Reece was polite and friendly and sorted out the clogged drain in no time flat. Would absolutely call Aspect again and recommend them highly.

    Van, Greenwich, SE10

No hidden extras

What you get from Aspect

  • Experienced & vetted tradespeople
  • 24 hour availability for all trades
  • Dedicated Service Support Manager
  • Aspect Guarantee on workmanship
  • Peace of mind from trade accreditation

Occasional extra costs

  • Parts and materials used
  • Collection of parts and materials
  • Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge

We won’t charge you for

  • Cost of parking
  • Fuel or travel time
  • Congestion Charge

Slow draining or fully blocked?

Neither of these is the ideal situation and both need attending to if you notice it happening in any sinks. For slow draining water, this usually means a small blockage in the pipe that is easily moved on, say with a plunger.

Full blockages are usually a problem further down the u-bend and require more force than a plunger can manage. Taking this on yourself can be a bit messy – our engineers can handle this for you quickly and easily.

Specially equipped to unblock sink

Sometimes a blockage in a kitchen or bathroom sink is too far down the pipework, or the blockage is simply too severe to break down using regular methods.

All our engineers are equipped with specialist tools and machines for clearing the toughest of blockages in sinks, basins, and drainage pipework.

Electro-mechanical ‘sani-snakes’ allow a rotating, flexible cable to be pushed far along pipework. Different attachments fitted to the end of the cable helps our engineers to push through blockages in sinks. With a reach of over 20 metres, they’re ideal for clearing blockages in the hardest to reach places.

Some of our accreditations

We’re fully trade accredited. Aspect is registered with the National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC). When you book an Aspect drainage engineer you can count on getting the professional expertise you’re looking for.

Need more info before booking? Someone from our team can call you.  Request a callback

Common causes of blocked sinks

Our drainage engineers are used to finding all sorts of things in a blocked drain. Care should definitely be taken before the following things are washed down a kitchen or bathroom sink: –

  • Fats, oils and grease from cooking
  • Plastic or paper drinking straws
  • Toothpicks and wooden skewers
  • Food waste
  • Cotton buds and dental floss
  • Pieces of plastic
  • Tissues and kitchen paper

Essentially, avoid anything from going down your sink that isn’t a liquid. Invest in a drain screen too – this will catch any large chunks of food or debris and prevent it going down the plughole.

Account customers

We have a dedicated team of account handlers to support multi-site customers and commercial properties: Restaurants, Bars, Offices, Retail, Landlords, Letting Agencies, Hotels, Schools, Embassies, Care Homes and more

Update: We’ve briefed and equipped our tradespeople in response to the health crisis. See our policy for more details.

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