How to Unclog Your Kitchen Sink

Fullerton Residents: Here’s How To Unclog Your Kitchen Sink

unclog kitchen sink

It’s inevitable. We’re all going to have to deal with a clog at one time or another, so it’s beneficial to understand how to properly unclog a kitchen sink. The first caveat we offer at SewerTV is to try to avoid using caustic chemicals. There are numerous methods and tools we can use to unclog drains no of which requires the use of caustic chemicals. Aside from being bad for the environment and generally dangerous – especially in the kitchen around food – they are also a threat to the health of your pipes. So we’ve put together this list of ways you can unclog your sink and also prevent blockage.

Most of us use our kitchen daily, so it’s not a surprise that we have to deal with clogs. One way to get rid of annoying clogs is to make your own solution. It’s easy and fast and you won’t have to worry about harmful chemicals.

Kitchen Sink Clogged? Try Vinegar & Baking Soda

There are several recipes out there, but the one we recommend follows:

  • 1/3 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/3 Cup Vinegar
  • A Wet Cloth

Mix these two ingredients together in a large bowl or maybe even a bucket. As you probably know, the acidic and basic components of these will begin to fizz when they combine. That’s exactly what you want. It’s a good idea to position a funnel over your drain so that after you combine the vinegar and baking soda you can [very] quickly pour the solution in. A big part of what makes this method so effective is the fizzing.

As soon as you get the entire amount of solution into the drain, block it with the wet cloth to prevent any back flow into the sink. Give it about 5 minutes to get in there and do its thing. Your drain should be clear. Turn your hot water tap on and let the water run for a few minutes. It should be fine now.

How To Use a Plunger To Unclog Your Kitchen Sink

Here’s how to use the trusty old plunger.

  • Take a plunger with a suction cup that is large enough to completely cover the drain opening.
  • Use Vaseline to coat the rim.
  • Fill the clogged sink with water up to 1inch below the rim, so that the plunger cup is also covered with water.
  • Insert the plunger into the water, hold it upright and pump it vigorously.
  • Plunge about 15-20 times with forceful strokes.
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