Every home owner dreads clogged kitchen sinks. Cleaning them without any professional help is a more bigger problem. It takes up a lot of precious time of yours when you are bound to do some other important tasks. Here are shared some simple tips to help you unclog your kitchen sink instantly and save your effort and time.
For starters, drain the water in the sink completely. Mix 1/3 cup baking soda with equal quantity of vinegar in a large container. It will fizz instantly. Pour this solution in the sink and wait for 10 minutes. Now, wash the sink with hot water.
Another option to unclog a kitchen sink is to use baking soda and detergent. Add 1/2 cup baking soda to 1/2 cup laundry detergent. After putting the mixture in the drain, pour vinegar from top slowly into the sink. Next wait for 15 minutes and run hot water so that the grease drains out.
Salt is also a good way to clear the clogged sinks. First of all, put a cup of salt into the drain. Add hot boiling water over that in the sink. Leave the sink as it is for 15 minutes. Now, to get a shining clear sink, free of clogs, rinse it with hot water.
A plunger is also a good device to unclog the kitchen sink. It is must to use it in a specific way to get the desired results. The correct way to use the plunger is as follows: Insert the plunger into the drain and pump it forcefully holding it upright. About 20 such forceful strokes would be enough to get good results.
If you don’t have much time to use the solutions, you can even get an unclogged sink by the following method. Rinse the sink and detach all the pipes connected to it. Let the water flow out and dry completely.
Then take the pipes and sook them in a solution of water and mild detergent. After 10-15 minutes of soaking, across the pipes with a brush and get rid of all the grime and grease. Run these under the waterr to wash them clean. Then reconnect the pipes as before.
One more way to unclog the kitchen sink is by using any commercial drain cleaner. Check compatibility of your sink and choose the appropriate product. A plumber should be hired it it can’t be unclogged by these methods. Whatever method you use, always keep your safety first and ensure that the method suits the type of sink you have.