5 Things to Know About Your Kitchen Sinks

What would cause a kitchen sink to back up?

So any clog or blockage within that main drainage line can cause water to back upĀ and overflow into your kitchen sink. These clogs typically occur in four places: the dishwasher, the garbage disposal, the sink, and the air gap.

1. How do you fix a kitchen sink backup?

Pour one cup of fresh baking soda down the drain, followed by one cup of white vinegar. Place a rubber stopper or other sink hole cover over the drain opening. Wait 15 minutes to allow the vinegar and baking soda to unclog your drain, Then take out the drain cover and run hot tap water down the drain to clear the clog.

2. How do you unclog a sink with standing water?

  • Clear all the blockage from the drain.

  • Remove all standing water from the sink or tub.

  • Clear the overflow drain if there is one, then plug it with a rag.

  • Begin plunging the drain, pushing in and out.

  • Run hot water down the drain for 5-10 minutes to clear any other blockages.

3. What breaks down grease in the sink?

To make your own grease remover, boil some water then mix 1 part of hot water and 1 part of vinegar. Pour the mixture into your kitchen drain then let it stand for a few minutes. The hot water will help melt off the grease while the vinegar will eat at the grease sticking on the pipes.

4. How do you unclog a two-sided sink?

Start by using a sink plunger if your kitchen sink is clogged. With a double sink unit, one of your sinks will house a garbage disposal. Fill that sink about a quarter full and plug it; you shouldn't use a plunger on that side of the double sink. Now fill the other sink about a quarter full of water as well.

What causes water to come back up into the sink?

5. Possible Cause: Clogged Sink

A clog in the sink itself is one of the more common reasons for water to back up. Using sink cleaners and snakes in the drain can often unclog the sink drain. You can also schedule a professional drain cleaning to see if you can unclog the sink drain.