Some Easy and Fast Guidelines When Your Kitchen Sink Does Not Drain
When you have several dishes to wash and kids to watch out for, having a clogged kitchen sink adds to the stress. 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. Stinking water in the sink that won’t drain even being left for some time can be very frustrating. 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 other words, do not stress yourself out, and make it easy on your part by just calling a plumber in your area. Finding good plumbers is easy, and you can do this by looking at various lists in your area. A simple job of fixing a clogged kitchen sink will not cost you a lot of money so this should not be a problem to you.
Our next tip is that you use a plunger, and this you can try even before calling a plumber and see if it works. It is advisable to have this tool handy and ready in your house, since you can buy this cheap in most of the hardware stores. You can use the plunger by covering the drain hole with it completely, then work it up and down until the suction movement will break the clogs in your pipe.
Next tip is to remove the pipe and clean it. Below the sink is the pipe and you can unfasten it, place a bucket below to catch the water that comes out, then remove the pipe. You can also use a wire hanger to work through with the pipeline, just 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. You can break through big food particles before it goes down the pipe thus avoid a clogged sink.