Pointers to Do to Get Your Clogged Up Kitchen Sink Running Again
It is not fun to have a clogged kitchen sink especially you have plenty of dishes to wash yet plus kids that need to take care of and feed. Especially for those single moms out there, it is not easy to deal with this issue especially if you are not a handy person and you do not have the right tools to get the problem right. You will for sure be very annoyed when the stinking water in the sink won’t drain even leaving it for some time. Friends and families may offer suggestions but sometimes not effective even after your tried. Therefore, here are some pointers to follow in order to get your sink back up and running at no time at all.
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. Note that the cost of getting a plumber is not that expensive and so you are not to be bothered with the cost.
Even before calling a plumber, you might want to try the very simple tool called a plunger and see if it can solve the clogged up sink, and so this is our second advice. 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.
Our next guideline is that you remove the pipe and clean it. First is put a bucket below the sink to catch the water, unfasten the pipe and remove it. 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. This tool is also readily available in stores that you can buy, or if not, have your plumber bring it and use it to solve your problem if need be.
To avoid future problems of this kind, it is advisable that you get a garbage disposal and put it under your sink. 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.