Pointers to Do to Get Your Clogged Up Kitchen Sink Running Again
When you have several dishes to wash and kids to watch out for, having a clogged kitchen sink adds to the stress. It is very frustrating for moms, especially those single moms, who have to deal the issue themselves, without the right tools and no knowledge how to be a handy person in this particular situation. Stinking water in the sink that won’t drain even being left for some time can be very frustrating. You can get suggestions from families and friends but sometimes with no success. So let us offer you some of the things to do to get your sink back in running again fast.
Our first recommendation is as easy as calling a plumber. In order to make things easy for you and less stressful, do not solve the problem yourself but instead call a plumber in your area and let the person do the job. Finding good plumbers is easy, and you can do this by looking at various lists in your area. The cost of hiring a plumber is not that expensive and so this should be within your budget.
The second pointer that you can try first even before calling your plumber is to try a master plunger and see if this can solve the problem. This tool is readily available in any store at a very affordable price, and so it is advisable to have this ready in your house. Position the plunger in a way that it covers the drain hole completely, then work it up and down in fast motion so that the suction effect will loosen up the cloggings.
Next tip is to remove the pipe and clean it. You can unfasten the pipe located under the sink, have ready a pail to catch the water that will come out, before your remove the pipe. Another tool is a wire hanger that can be used to work through the piping, and just check out first to make sure that no obstructions are present. In case still you cannot fix the problem, it is most likely that the clog up is happening in the wall or below your house, of which in this case it is advisable to use a drain snake or an auger. You can either buy this tool in any hardware store, or if not, if you have a plumber come to the house, have the person bring this tool to do the job.
Actually, the best way to avoid this problem is to have a reliable garbage disposal under your sink in the first place. The large particles of food will be grounded first before it goes down the pipe, and this will minimize the probability of a clogged sink in your kitchen.