5. Eco-friendly unblocking solution
If you need to know how to unblock a bathroom sink without a plunger, simply because you don’t have one, there is a way to clear the blockage using cooking ingredients found in the cupboards of most homes – baking soda and vinegar.
First, make sure that you’ve removed as much standing water as possible, then pour some baking soda down the plughole. A couple of teaspoons should do it. Next, pour in a cup of vinegar and listen for the fizzing as the two react. Once the fizzing stops, pour some hot water down the drain to flush it all out.
Not keen on the smell of vinegar? Domestic cleaning experts at Glimmr recommend salt as a good alternative – mix equal amounts of salt with baking soda, spoon it into the plughole and leave it to sit for a few minutes before pouring through boiling water.