I always find myself in a pinch when it comes to unclogging my sinks. I’m sure you’ve been there too, it’s an absolute nightmare! Your kitchen/bathroom sink is endlessly clogged and despite your best efforts, the pipes are still plugged up with gunk from never-ending dishes or even worse -greasy products that seem like they can’t be washed away no matter what you do. You’re left feeling discouraged but fortunately for all of us out here who need help sometimes (honestly!) I have some handy tips on how to get those dratted drains flowing once again without having to call a plumber every time something gets jammed up down there.
So come on, let’s get started!
Step 1: Determine the source of clogging debris
If there’s a visible buildup in the trap, or around the drains where water gathers during use, it is easy to see what is causing the clog. Bits of food and some mass may be present that need to be cleared. Open the faucet, if possible, to release extra water pressure in order to create a vacuum in the pipes.
If there is no noticeable buildup, then you have to determine where the clog might be located by examining the drains separately.
Step 2: Remove the Clog by Hand
Step 3: Use Boiling Water to Unclog your Sink
Step 4: Use Baking Soda and Vinegar
Vinegar and baking soda are natural alternatives to harmful drain cleaners.
Step 5: Use your plumber’s snake and/or plunger
The best tool for this job is the auger known as a “plumber’s snake,” which was designed specifically for *this* situation–to clear sink drains without causing further damage or flooding (because you are not using harsh chemicals).
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Step 6: Freeing clogs by using an auger or plunger isn’t possible – clogged drain deep in pipe
How do I prevent this from happening again?
How to Deodorize Your Kitchen Sink?
You might be surprised to know that the best way to clean your sink is with a lemon. When sanitizing and deodorizing your sink, the juice of a squeezed lemon will leave a lasting fresh scent in your sink. Just squeeze some juice from it and rub it around in circles on top of all surfaces for a few minutes before rinsing off; you’ll notice how this leaves behind an invigorating citrus scent.
Final verdict- A handy tip for cleaning and unclogging your sink regularly
One of the easiest ways to unclog a double sink is by using hot water and dishwashing soap. Fill one side up with soapy warm water, let it sit for about ten minutes before adding more cold from the faucet or running some cool until you have filled both sides equally. Then take your plunger (or something similar) and start pumping on top of it aggressively in small circles around where all pipes meet at one point near the bottom center- this should dislodge any stray pieces that are causing blockage!
You can save yourself a lot of time and frustration by following these simple steps to unclog your sink. Give them a try today!