From veggies to grease to last night’s pasta salad, it’s not uncommon to come across a clog in your kitchen sink. And though you should always call the professionals at All About Water Arizona when it comes to your more serious drain difficulties, for the everyday kitchen sink clog, you want to consider taking care of it on your own.
Because here at All About Water AZ, we know that kitchen sink clogs can be a common (and pesky!) problem, our experienced and professional plumbers have come up with a few easy tips to help you unclog a sink the DIY way. Here is the All About Water AZ guide to unclogging a kitchen sink!
- Start with boiling water: Though some clogs may need more drastic fixes, it’s always a good idea to start at square one. Bring three cups of water to a boil and slowly, carefully pour the water down the drain. If it’s a smaller clog, the heat should break it up in the pipes. But if the water simply backs up and starts to fill the sink, you know it’s time to try something else – or enlist some help from an All About Water AZ professional.
- Pick a plunger: One tried and true way to unclog a drain is with a little help from a very common plumbing tool – the plunger. Once you’ve decided that boiling water on its own just won’t do, the first step of the plunging method is to fill your kitchen sink about halfway with hot water. Next, place a plunger directly over the drain. Plunge quickly and steadily until the water starts to drain and the clog is completely dislodged.
- Go natural: Instead of spending money on expensive gel clog removers that could end up damaging your pipes in the long run, try this homemade solution with ingredients you can find in your cabinets! Pour one cup of vinegar and one cup of baking soda down the drain, and quickly cover it with the stopper. Wait five minutes and run hot water down the drain to break up the solution and test the effectiveness. Your clog should be long gone!
Hopefully you’ll find success (and a clog-free sink!) with one of these easy and natural quick-fixes. But if you’ve tried each of the DIY solutions and you find that you’re still stuck with a stubborn clog, it may be time to call in the experts at All About Water Arizona. To read more DIY plumbing tips or to speak with an All About Water AZ plumber today, visit our website today!