Water running from a tap in a kitchen sink

A clogged kitchen sink can cause your chores to be delayed and make your otherwise functioning kitchen not as usable. It becomes a frustrating ordeal but not an unsolvable one. You can unclog your kitchen sink using some of these methods:

Boiling Water

In some cases of a clogged sink, draining boiling water may do the trick. Boil half a gallon of water and pour it carefully and directly into the sink’s drain. This will help clear out any greasy clogs in the drain. You may have to repeat this process more than once. However, if your sink’s draining pipes are PVC ones or made of plastic, you should avoid this method as hot water may damage them.

Draining Solution

You can also use a commercial draining solution for the sink or make a homemade one using ingredients commonly found in kitchens. Pour a cup of baking soda into the drain after you’ve cleared away any water in the sink. Then pour a cup of vinegar into the drain. Cover the drain and let this mixture sit for around 15 to 20 minutes. Afterward, pour in warm water. This mixture would clear out any clogs in the drain.

Garbage Disposal

If your kitchen sink has a garbage disposal, malfunctioning in it can cause your kitchen sink to clog up. In some instances, your garbage disposal could be properly functioning but may have become overheated. Try turning it off for a while and then switch it on again. Sometimes the garbage disposal could be clogged up. While it’s highly recommended to use a professional service’s help to unclog this, you can try unclogging it on your own only if you have experience doing so.

A close-up of a kitchen sink

Use Plunger

Another common way to unclog your kitchen sink is to use a plunger. This process is more detailed than it sounds. Pour hot water into your kitchen sink till it’s halfway full. Then, wearing kitchen gloves, position the plunger on the drain and pump several times. Remove the plunger to check if it has started draining.

A professional plumbing service can unclog your kitchen sink more efficiently without causing any damage to your sink or plumbing system, so it’s highly recommended that you contact one before pursuing any DIY solutions. Pro Serve Plumbing provides emergency plumbing services in Bedford and Mansfield. Call us on 817-244-0614 to get in touch with our representative today.