3 Easy Ways to Unclog a Kitchen Sink

Plunge the Kitchen Sink

  1. Before unclogging kitchen sinks with standing water, use a cup or basin to remove the water. Some methods may require the addition of freshwater.

  2. Always try plunging first. Small clogs can often be dislodged with a cup plunger. A simple plunger with a flat rim, it creates a seal over the sinkhole to apply the pressure needed to dislodge the clog.

  3. Make sure the sink contains enough water to submerge the head of the plunger and place the cup over the drain opening.

  4. Maintain a seal and plunge up and down rapidly, keeping the plunger under the water level and lifting it only an inch or so on every upstroke.

  5. If you have a dishwasher with a flexible hose, place a clamp over the line or use a pair of vice grips to pinch the line closed. If you are concerned about damaging the hose, disconnect the hose and place a pipe cap over the pipe or disposal inlet. This prevents water from backflowing into the dishwasher line while you plunge.

  6. If plunging does not work, then move on to other methods for unclogging a kitchen sink.

Use Boiling Water to Dislodge the Sink Clog

  1. Bring a half-gallon of water to a rolling boil over high heat.

  2. Remove any standing water from the sink.

  3. Carefully remove the boiling water from the stove and pour it directly into the drain in a steady stream.

  4. The water should begin to drain. If it does not, allow the water in the sink to cool completely, then repeat the process an additional time.

Dissolve Clog with a Baking Soda Mixture

  1. A baking soda mixture offers a way to unclog a sink naturally, as it proves gentler on your pipes compared to chemical drain openers.

  2. Pour one cup of fresh baking soda down the drain, followed by one cup of white vinegar.

  3. Place a rubber stopper or other sink hole cover over the drain opening.

  4. 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.

If you try all these tips and still the sink keeps getting clogged, contact us. We are your Plumbing Specialist in Miami Dade, Florida.

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