The kitchen sink bears the brunt of our culinary adventures, and most of us experience blockages every once in a while. Kitchen drains are most often clogged with grease and food residue. Although it may be tempting to attack it with a bottle of chemical de-clogging agent, it is best to try to remove the clogging, which is good for your plumbing and health first in a less corrosive way.
Ensuring that your kitchen plug hole has a sink filter that fits the plug hole will ensure that no large amounts of food deposits enter the drain hole. Never pour fat from a pan or grill into the sink, because you risk the formation of cellulite underneath. It is a good practice to pass hot water through the sink once a day to clear the sink, but once every few days is also fine.
Normally, boiling water will transfer the blockage. If you notice that the water in the kitchen sink is flowing slowly, pour two pots of boiling water into the sink and see if this moves things.
One technique involves plummeting. The kitchen sink plunger should be shallow and have a wide cup. First, seal the sink vent with some tape. If your sink pipe shares a waste pipe with the dishwasher, you also need to cover this open pipe. Place the plunger on the plug hole and insert it repeatedly until you can feel the suction and movement.
If the plunge doesn’t work, that is the next best thing. Baking soda and vinegar are the mainstays of the home, and when it comes to dredging the sink, they can provide a satisfying grunt in a short time. Try to pour a cup of sodium bicarbonate into the plug hole and then pour a cup of vinegar. Let it stand for at least half an hour, then pour a pot of boiling water.
If these methods do not work, you can try to bend the hanger through the pipe to loosen the blockage. Be extra careful, especially when handling old pipes, and don’t use excessive force. Before starting, draw the direction of the pipe and gently meander the wires through, without force.
Two things are needed to clear the last step of the journey: rubber gloves and a bucket. Place a bucket under the U-shaped elbow of the pipe. Using steady pressure, rotate the valves until they are loose and you can untie the U-shaped elbow. Catch the running water in the lower bucket, and then use a manual snake to clear the blockage. After completion, replace the valve firmly. Put the water in the bucket while it is still down to make sure they are safe, then proceed as usual.
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Post time: Oct-20-2021