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What to do with Clogged Kitchen Sinks

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Owning a home does require you to be ready in times of emergencies like clogged kitchen sinks. These situations can be a hassle for people who just want to tidy up their kitchen, remove the unnecessary items on the counter, and start doing other tasks in the house. Let’s see what things you can do to handle the clogged kitchen sinks together!

Things You Can Do with Clogged Kitchen Sinks

Double-check it first

Sometimes, what seems to be clogged drainage for your white kitchen black sink may not be clogged at all. Having your sink bowl full does not necessarily mean that you have a clogged drain. Food that is stuck in the drain holes is one of the reasons why the water does not go down. Another reason is that the plates and other utensils are blocking the waterway. Remove all the items on the sink and determine what is causing the water to fill the sink bowl. If there is food blocking the holes, then remove it and continue using the kitchen sink. If the clogging still persists, you may want to try the other tips listed.

Use boiling water

Once you have checked that you indeed have a clogged drain, you can start declogging it by using boiling water. The boiling water can loosen the debris, soap residue, or grease that may be stuck in the pipes of the kitchen sink drain. First, boil around half a gallon of water on a stove or kettle. Once boiling, pour the water into the kitchen sink. Turn on the water faucet to see the draining of water. If the water still recedes slowly in the sink, do the process of boiling and pouring a second or third time.

Try using baking soda and vinegar

Instead of boiling water, another way of removing the blockage on the kitchen sink drainage is by using baking soda and vinegar. The mixture of baking soda and vinegar can help in the flow of standing water.

Check the garbage disposal

Some kitchen sinks have a garbage disposal. These are the items that are on the drain that can be switched on to declog the drainage. Doing so can clean up the drain line and remove the materials that are blocking the passageway. If the garbage disposal does not turn on, you should do a reset so that it can be switched it back on. If it still does not work, you should remove the electrical supply to make sure that it does not accidentally turn on. Then, you can move the blades manually. Once it is good again, you set up the power once again to determine its normal condition.


Use a plunger

Another good way of removing the blockage inside the kitchen sink drain line is through the use of a plunger. You may want to use a normal toilet plunger or a more shaped-apt device. First, you need to boil water and pour it on the drain line. Then, use the plunger to remove the blockage. You may want to try multiple plunger shapes to have a maximum effect with less effort on the plunger.