How to unclog a blocked or clogged sink

How to unclog a blocked or clogged sink

How to unclog a blocked or clogged sink

Clogs are a common occurrence to any home owner. Often, there is no way to prevent them. In this article, we will discuss how to unclog a kitchen sink, bathtub, toilet, and floor drain. These attempted methods can potentially remove almost any clog. If you still cannot clear a blockage after several attempts, it is time to face reality and hire a drain-cleaning service or a skilled plumber such as Sureflow Plumbing & Drain. Exercising too much strain on a pipe or fixture might result in irreparable damage and for this reason, it is important to contact a plumbing professional in order to correct the plumbing problem safely and efficiently.

A foreign object or debris being lodged in the sink, pipe, or built-up residue that chokes off the flow, are the most common causes of clogged sinks. The source of a clog and how to fix it differ based on the type of sink. Because of the nature of what goes down the drain, a kitchen sink blockage may create distinct issues than other sinks in the house.

– Boiling water should be poured down your drains. Boiling water is one of the simplest and most economical ways to unclog a clogged sink drain, thus it should be one of the first things you try. Remove as much standing water from the sink as possible with a cup or container. Pour the full contents of a pot or kettle of boiling water down the drain. After the standing water has cooled, remove it if necessary, and then pour salt down the drain before adding more boiling water. Allow it to sit for a few minutes before flushing with hot water to clear it.

– Try baking soda, dish soap, and hot water combination to unclog the sink.  

– To remove debris, use a plunger. A plunger can be another cost-effective technique for unclogging clogged sink drains, albeit it may take some patience and practice. Repeat this process until the obstruction is gone. Fill the clogged sink’s basin with a few inches of hot water.

You’ll be able to establish a seal between both the plunger and the drain this way. Start pumping up and down for a few seconds once you’ve got the plunger tightly sealed to the drain.

– Check for any obstructions in your waste disposal.

– Clean the P-trap of your sink. 

– Try a drain snake to unclog the sink. 

What can you do to protect the sink from clog? 

The following are some of the preventative actions that can help to lessen the danger of drains becoming clog. 

– Ensure all drains are equipped with hair guards and are cleansed on a regular basis.

– Make sure the pipes are free of soap scum by pressure cleaning them.

– Shake or rinse off any excess filth and sludge before washing your clothes and body inside.

– Do not dump food residue, objects, paper towels, or other items down the drain or into the sink.

The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional service. Please consult a licensed plumber for advice and diagnosis so you can receive the correct service for your specific situation.