Free kitchen sink unblocking hack will help you avoid costly repair bill

A TikTok video is making waves by showing people an easy way to unclog your kitchen sink drain for free – using just your bare hands.

The video, by creator @ouisaucy, has people raving about the quick fix, thanking him for this handy trick that doesn’t even require a plunger.

In the video, @ouisaucy basically acts like a human plunger, using his hand to create pressure and dislodge any gunk stuck in the pipes.

Showcasing his clogged sink, he explained: “If your sink doesn’t want to drain and there’s nothing that’s stopping you from draining, and you don’t have a plunger, you can use your hand.

“So you cup your hand, and you put it over your hole, and you push.”

TikTok users were left very impressed, with many taking to the post’s comments section to share their thoughts.

“I cannot tell you how grateful I am!!,” wrote one impressed viewer.

Another added: “Absolutely works! Family looks at me like I’m crazy for doing this.”

And a third said: “Stood there for about 35 minutes trying to figure out what to do and I tried two pumps of this and it’s unblocked!”

The clip shows a clogged sink without any visible blockage, so instead of calling a plumber, the clever creator covers the drain with their hand and rapidly pushes it up and down, mimicking a plunger. After a few tries, water magically starts flowing freely again.

However, plumbing experts warn against relying solely on social media tricks, as some problems are best handled by professionals.

Ricky Sharma, Managing Director at Engineering Real Results (ERR), a leading tradesperson training firm, said: “Blocked drains can be a nuisance for homeowners and sometimes all it takes to resolve the problem is a bit of elbow grease.

“The hand trick works essentially the same way as a plunger and may be worth a try if the blockage is not too big.

“However, it’s important to be aware that sometimes drain blockages can be much bigger than home DIY hacks can tackle and that it could be worth seeking a professional. Keeping your drains clear is important to help prevent problems further down the line, but it’s important to know when you can tackle it yourself and when it’s best to leave it to the experts.”

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