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Independent living: Basic household repairs (continued)

Unblock a sink or drain

If your sink gets smelly and the water takes a long time to drain, chances are you’ve got a blocked drain.
Watch the video above to find out how to get it sorted.

When to call in the experts

  • Electrics. If you need to do something more complex than changing a plug, it’s always best to contact an expert to be on the safe side.
  • Household structures. If you need to make structural changes to your home, for example removing or building a wall, always get advice.
  • Leaks. Leaking pipes and toilets can be serious. Try to catch the drips in the short-term but always speak to a plumber to check things over.

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