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A sink is a place for washing. In homes, sinks are in kitchens and bathrooms. A sink has a bowl or basin, one or two taps, and a drain. Water comes out of the taps; the bowl holds the water. The drain lets the water flow out. [1] Some sinks may have sprays to clean things faster. Some sinks have a soap dispenser. Water filters can be put on a sink.[2]

In most cases, pipes, drains and sewers become blocked due to unsuitable items being flushed down toilets or poured down the kitchen sink. Cooking by-products like oils and fat are some of the most common culprits, along with wet wipes and sanitary products which still find their way into sewer systems. The first signs of a blockage will usually be a slow draining basin, although this could be simply due to plumbing in and around your bathroom or kitchen.[3]

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  1. Sinks. The Old-House Journal; August 1986, Vol. 14, No. 6: page 270 - 277. Published by Active Interest Media, Inc. ISSN 0094-0178
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  3. "How to keep your drains free from blockages". Retrieved 2022-04-28.