Kitchen Sink Clogged? What You Can Do About It

Kitchen Sink Clogged? What You Can Do About It

Kitchen Sink Clogged? What You Can Do About It

1 February 2023
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If your kitchen sink is clogged, it can be a big problem. This can be a big issue, especially if your sink begins to back up in addition to being clogged with water and whatever else was in your sink at the time. A sink can get clogged with all types of things, including food particles, grease, oils, and other debris that doesn't belong in the sink drain. If you have a clog, it's cause for concern and you should consult with a professional plumber to have your sink unclogged for you. Read on for what you may be able to do to help get your sink unclogged yourself.

Use A Drain Clearing Liquid

Clear the clog using a liquid drain cleaner. A liquid drain cleaner can help push out the clog from where it is in the drain, however, this may only be a temporary solution to your problem. You may have an issue further down the drain line if it simply pushes the clog. The clog needs to be removed, but this may allow your sink to at least drain for the time being until help can arrive to take care of it properly. Add the drain clearing liquid to the drain according to the manufacturer's instructions, then watch for the water to go down. If it doesn't work, you can add more liquid to the drain as needed.

Use A Snake

Insert a snake into the drain to clear out the clog in the drain. If the clog is too far out into the drain line, a small snake may not do the trick, but if the clog is not too far down, the snake will help remove the clog. A larger snake may be necessary in order to clear the clog, which should be used by a professional plumber to prevent damage to your drainage piping system. 

Call In The Pros

If you continue to have an issue with your drains, you need to call in a professional plumber. You may have temporarily removed the clog from your drains, but you may have a problem elsewhere throughout the drainage system in your home. If you continue to have a problem, you should hire a professional plumber to clear your drains for you. 

If you have a clog in your kitchen sink drain, you may be able to clear the clog yourself, even if just temporarily. Call in a professional plumber if you continue to have issues, or if you are unable to clear the clog yourself.

If you need help getting your kitchen sink unclogged, contact a local company.  

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