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HOW TO UNCLOG YOUR KITCHEN SINK

how to unclog your kitchen sink
A plumber clearing a clogged kitchen

I am quite sure everyone has faced this one way or the other. A clogged and backed up kitchen sink can be a real pain in the head. It disrupts the normal flow of your household and can lead to much larger problems if left unresolved. As the dirty water starts to rise and the dishes pile up, you’re probably wanting to throw in the towel and call a professional plumber, but you may not have to. 

Therefore, when your kitchen sink clogs, you don’t need to call your plumber immediately. There’s a chance you can fix it with one of these 3 methods below.

1.Attack with boiling water

When hair, grease, soap residue, and other debris get stuck in your drain, boiling water may be all your pipes needs to loosen the blockage. It’s the simplest to fix your kitchen sink, which means it should be your first move. For instance, when hair, grease, soap residue, and other debris get stuck in your drain, boiling water may be all your pipes needs to loosen the blockage. It’s the simplest to fix your kitchen sink, which means it should be your first move when trying to unclog a sink.

A. Firstly, bring half a gallon of water to a boil on your stove or use a kettle to heat the water.

B. Pour the boiling water directly into the drain opening.

C. Lastly, turn on the faucet to see if the water drains in a steady fashion. If it’s still draining slowly or standing still in the sink, repeat the process.

Important note: Don’t try this method if your drain is attached to PVC pipes otherwise as the boiling water could melt or damage the plastic.

2. DIY Baking Soda Mixture & Other Home Remedies:

An easy-to-make baking soda solution may offer relief for a clogged sink. This is a much gentler way of unclogging your kitchen sink, rather than using harsh chemicals that could damage the piping or make the clog even worse over time. 

To unclog your kitchen sink with baking soda, follow these simple instructions. 

A. Remove any standing water in the basin of the clogged sink. 

B. Measure out 1 cup of baking soda and strategically pour it down the clogged drain. 

C. Follow the baking soda by pouring 1 cup of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar in the same drain. 

D. Place a stopper or sinkhole cover over the drain opening and wait 15 minutes.

E. Lastly, after waiting 15 minutes, remove the stopper and run piping hot water down the drain to clear the clog. 

3. Plunge away the blockage

Once you establish that the disposal isn’t the problem, it’s time to bring out the plunger. But keep in mind: While you can use the toilet plunger if it’s all you have on hand, use a flat-bottomed one for the job. With your plunger at the ready, follow these steps:

A. Fill the sink with hot water until it’s about halfway full and creates a seal around the drain.

B. Position the plunger over the drain and begin pumping up and down quickly several times.

C. Remove the plunger and wait to see if the water drains.

D. After that, repeat the process until the water drains freely.

In Conclusion, after trying out all these methods and you’re still unable to unclog the kitchen sink, then you can contact Citiworks for professional plumbing services 

Call – 07062444444

Email- info@citiworks.ng

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