It’s important that we take care of our plumbing and pipes. They are one of the most essential components in a home, whether it be residential or commercial. When they clog, it can lead to major problems for homeowners as well as renters with septic systems. In order to avoid this problem, make sure you maintain your kitchen plumbing by periodically checking all the connections and drains for any potential clogs. Here are some helpful tips on how to get the most out of your plunger so you can have less clogs in your kitchen sink!
If your sink is clogged, use a plunger to suck the water out of it
If you have a double sink, use the one that’s not stuck. Fill the sink half way with water and stick the plunger straight down into the water in order to get a strong seal between your plunger and clogged drain. Quickly but gently thrust up and down five times, then leave it there until you feel resistance from lack of suction. If you feel a lot of resistance, it’s likely that there’s a firm clog. This could be food or hair and might take longer to get out depending on how long it has been in place.
If after thirty seconds you feel the plunging isn’t working because the clog is still there, stop what you are doing immediately! If you’ve been pushing too hard or for too long, the drain might have already become corroded and might be damaged to the point that you would have to call a plumber in order to fix or replace it. If this happens, don’t risk any additional damage by continuing to plunge in order to free your clogged drain!
Use boiling water if you have a garbage disposal that’s clogged
Garbage disposals are useful for getting rid of food waste easily, but they can sometimes clog if you put something in there that doesn’t belong. If the disposal becomes clogged, use your plunger to push boiling water down the drain and into the garbage disposal. This will help clear out any debris that’s blocking it from draining properly.
Try pouring some baking soda and vinegar down the drain to get rid of clogs
If you’re out of boiling water, pour baking soda and vinegar straight into your drain instead. The combination will react to form a bubbling effect that’s meant to help dislodge any hair or other debris that might be stuck in the drain. Once it has reacted half way, use the plunger to work it from the top down into the clog.
Unclog a drain with a snake or auger
If after using boiling water and baking soda you still can’t seem to get rid of your clog, it might be time to pull out a little more complicated equipment. Using a snake or an auger is going to take more time, but it’s a good last resort if you don’t want to bother with hiring a professional. The first thing you want to do is make sure your snake or auger has the right tool for the job. If it does not, disregarding this step can lead to serious injury.
Make sure that your snake/auger has an elbow on it so you can bend the snake to get around any bends, as well as a head with a long guide wire on it. Even if your modular kitchen sink is clogged, this should be able to help you free up the drain without too much trouble depending on how long you have been trying.
However, if it is severely damaged, you might have to call a plumber. With all of this in mind, you should now be able to save yourself the time and money of an expensive repair or installation by taking care of your plumbing problems at home!
If none of these works, call a Toronto plumber who can take care of any problem with your kitchen plumbing system.
If your problem is more serious, don’t risk damage to your pipes by trying DIY fixes. These types of repairs can be dangerous if you’re not careful or educated enough about how the system works. Call a Toronto plumber instead and make sure your kitchen is all fixed up! Keep in mind that not all plumbing problems are solvable at home – if you’re experiencing something more serious than just clogs, like leaky pipes or burst pipes, it’s best to leave those repairs up to professionals!
Your kitchen sink is a prime spot for clogs and drainage problems. Luckily, there are many ways to unclog your drain with household items you probably already have in your home. Don’t worry if none of these methods work. Of course, there are many other common kitchen plumbing problems that might need assistance. Just remember, if you have questions or concerns about any issue you are having with your kitchen sink, contact Toronto plumbers. We’re happy to take care of any problem you might have so you don’t have to deal with it anymore.