How To Unclog Kitchen Sink

How To Unclog Kitchen Sink

Search Add New Question A plummer came over and put a cable auger in there, but he said that it needs a longer one. What else can be done? wikiHow Contributor Cable augers can be very long. I have one that I bought at Walmart for less than $20. It’s about 25 feet long and comes in a reel that can be attached to a power drill. Any reputable plumber would have a long auger somewhere, even if he/she didn’t have it in the truck. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 17 Helpful 37 Will this work for my clogged bathroom sink? wikiHow Contributor I used the baking soda, vinegar and hot water method (Method 2) on my bathroom sink which has seemingly fixed my issue. However, I have had plumbers tell me to never use a plunger on a bathroom sink (Method 1). Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 9 Helpful 21 What can I use if my sink is clogged with candle wax? wikiHow Contributor Try the last approach covered in the article. If you still have trouble, you may need to call a professional. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 5 Helpful 13 Why does my kitchen drain make a loud sound after being used? wikiHow Contributor It is most likely clogged due to another appliance. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 12 Helpful 18 Which kind of vinegar should I use? wikiHow Contributor I recommend just plain white vinegar. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 7 If I used Drano and the sink is still clogged, can I use baking soda and vinegar to unclog my sink? wikiHow Contributor The instructions on my Drano bottle say to never mix it with any other chemical. I would recommend calling a professional plumber or the customer service number on the bottle before trying anything else. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 2 How do I unclog a kitchen sink equipped with a garbage disposal? wikiHow Contributor I’ve had to use a plunger before to dislodge whatever is in the way. The best thing do to is never overload your disposal to start with and make sure you’re only using the disposal for items it can handle. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0
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How To Unclog Kitchen Sink

Unclog a sink Unclogging a Sink:2. Feed the flexible cable directly into the drainpipe. Turn the crank clockwise to advance the cable and cut through the clog. Most minor sink clogs can be cleared with a plunger. Partially fill the sink with water, then start plunging. Vigorously work the plunger up and down several times before quickly pulling it off the drain opening. If it’s a double-bowl kitchen sink, stuff a wet rag into one drain opening while you plunge the other one. If it’s a bath sink, stuff the rag into the overflow hole. In both cases, the rag helps deliver the pressure directly to the clog. If plunging doesn’t work, grab the cable auger and go to work under the sink. Remove the sink trap with a pipe wrench. The large, threaded coupling on PVC plastic traps can often be unscrewed by hand. Empty the water from the trap into a bucket (photo 1, above), then make sure the trap isn’t clogged. Remove the horizontal trap arm that protrudes from the stubout in the wall. Feed the cable into the stubout until you feel resistance. Pull out 18 in. of cable, then tighten the lock screw. Crank the handle in a clockwise direction and push forward at the same time to drive the cable farther into the pipe (photo 2). Pull out another 18 in. of cable and repeat the process until you break through the blockage. If the cable bogs down or catches on something, turn the crank counterclockwise and pull back on the auger. Once the cable is clear, crank and push forward again. Retrieve the cable and replace the trap arm and trap. Turn on the hot-water faucet to see if the sink drains properly. If it doesn’t, don’t worry. Debris from the busted-up clog sometimes settles into a loose blockage. Partially fill the sink with hot water and use the plunger to clear the debris. Follow up with more hot water.
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How To Unclog Kitchen Sink

How To Unclog Your Kitchen Sink in 3 Steps One minute you’re cooking a nice meal, and the next thing you know, you’re staring at a sink full of water and you need to call the plumber and the pizza delivery guy. But not anymore. It’s time to say “never again” to kitchen sink clogs. You got this! It’s as easy as 1-2-3. The first thing to check is the strainer over the drain. Remove it, look for any food or gunk, then clean it off thoroughly to make sure it isn’t causing your clog. Next, use a plunger. Partially fill the sink with water (if it isn’t already filled), then work the plunger down and up several times before quickly pulling it off the drain opening. If you have a double-bowl kitchen sink, stuff a wet rag into the drain opening that isn’t clogged (this will help with suction). Finally, try Drano® Dual-Force® Foamer Clog Remover if your sink has a garbage disposal—it pours through standing water and attacks clogs directly at the source. Remember to use Drano® Professional Strength Crystals Clog Remover if the sink does not have a disposal. It creates heat inside your drain to melt and dislodge greasy clogs. And consider keeping some Drano® clog remover on hand just in case. No one wants to make a trip to the store in the middle of a kitchen sink crisis! Have you tried? Dual-Force® Foamer Clog Remover Deep cleaning foam reaches where ordinary liquids can’t Learn More Professional Strength Crystals Clog Remover Specially formulated to clear tough kitchen clogs Learn More
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How To Unclog Kitchen Sink

How To Unclog Your Kitchen Sink in 3 Steps One minute you’re cooking a nice meal, and the next thing you know, you’re staring at a sink full of water and you need to call the plumber and the pizza delivery guy. But not anymore. It’s time to say “never again” to kitchen sink clogs. You got this! It’s as easy as 1-2-3. The first thing to check is the strainer over the drain. Remove it, look for any food or gunk, then clean it off thoroughly to make sure it isn’t causing your clog. Next, use a plunger. Partially fill the sink with water (if it isn’t already filled), then work the plunger down and up several times before quickly pulling it off the drain opening. If you have a double-bowl kitchen sink, stuff a wet rag into the drain opening that isn’t clogged (this will help with suction). Finally, try Drano® Dual-Force® Foamer Clog Remover if your sink has a garbage disposal—it pours through standing water and attacks clogs directly at the source. Remember to use Drano® Professional Strength Crystals Clog Remover if the sink does not have a disposal. It creates heat inside your drain to melt and dislodge greasy clogs. And consider keeping some Drano® clog remover on hand just in case. No one wants to make a trip to the store in the middle of a kitchen sink crisis!
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How To Unclog Kitchen Sink

Most minor sink clogs can be cleared with a plunger. Partially fill the sink with water, then start plunging. Vigorously work the plunger up and down several times before quickly pulling it off the drain opening. If it’s a double-bowl kitchen sink, stuff a wet rag into one drain opening while you plunge the other one. If it’s a bath sink, stuff the rag into the overflow hole. In both cases, the rag helps deliver the pressure directly to the clog. If plunging doesn’t work, grab the cable auger and go to work under the sink. Remove the sink trap with a pipe wrench. The large, threaded coupling on PVC plastic traps can often be unscrewed by hand. Empty the water from the trap into a bucket (photo 1, above), then make sure the trap isn’t clogged. Remove the horizontal trap arm that protrudes from the stubout in the wall. Feed the cable into the stubout until you feel resistance. Pull out 18 in. of cable, then tighten the lock screw. Crank the handle in a clockwise direction and push forward at the same time to drive the cable farther into the pipe (photo 2). Pull out another 18 in. of cable and repeat the process until you break through the blockage. If the cable bogs down or catches on something, turn the crank counterclockwise and pull back on the auger. Once the cable is clear, crank and push forward again. Retrieve the cable and replace the trap arm and trap. Turn on the hot-water faucet to see if the sink drains properly. If it doesn’t, don’t worry. Debris from the busted-up clog sometimes settles into a loose blockage. Partially fill the sink with hot water and use the plunger to clear the debris. Follow up with more hot water.
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How To Unclog Kitchen Sink

Oh, boy. A stopped-up drain. It’ll inevitably happen with any home plumbing system and your kitchen sink is no exception. That clog won’t go away on its own and will require immediate attention to keep any standing water from rising. But you don’t have to resort to calling an expensive plumber or using a bottle of hazardous chemicals. Using simple kitchen staples or common household objects, as well as some determination, you can unclog your kitchen sink on your own without paying a dime.

How To Unclog Kitchen Sink

How To Unclog Kitchen Sink

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