Clogged kitchen sinks are among the most common drainage issues homeowners face, largely because food debris and soap residue are nightmares for smooth draining. Before you start with a chemical-based drain cleaner like Drano – stop! Don’t do it! The chemicals in these products can sometimes cause more damage to your system, even if the clog initially seems fixed.
Also, beware of utilizing the boiling water method. If your drain is attached to PVC (plastic) pipes, the boiling water could melt or damage the plastic, creating a much larger problem.
Check your garbage disposal. If the clog is in the disposal, check out our tips to unclog your garbage disposal.
If the disposal is not the problem, try using a plunger. If you have a flat-bottom plunger, use it. If not, a toilet plunger will work too. Remember, plungers work best when they are submerged in water.
A natural alternative to chemical cleaners is a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Follow these steps:
If you’re unable to clear the drain using the methods above, we’re here to help!