A clogged kitchen sink is a common plumbing problem that is obviously quite disruptive. Through daily use, debris slowly builds up in the drainpipes of the sink and eventually backs up.
What to do?! Experts agree that most sink clogs can be remedied through DIY and without calling for professional help. Of course, pros are the way to go if home remedies fail too many times. Too many attempts could potentially cause permanent detriment to a plumbing system.
Reasons Kitchen Sinks Clog
The biggest reason why kitchen sinks clog is that people aren’t mindful of what they’re throwing down the drain. Anything and everything goes, from eggshells to kitchen oils. But with such a cavalier attitude, you can either jam the garbage disposal or cause a buildup along the pipe’s walls.
Adding too much of chemical drain cleaners can damage your sink and drain pipe because most of the chemical drain cleaners are acidic in nature that it reacts with water vigorously. Their acidic property can also bring damages to the plumbing and the earth. The chemical drainers are generally not healthy, the fumes of the drain cleaner sometimes cause for itchy nose and eyes.
So this brings us to the easy, inexpensive home remedy, which like all DIY projects, can be really rewarding when you see them work.
Since you are not certain with the sink clogging, it is better to use homemade drain cleaners or drain snake to check for the clogging. (Bio clean)
Here are some homemade recipes suggested by the drain cleaning service providers to unclog the drain (this recipe helped me in most of the cases).
Hot water treatment
– It is the most simple and effective method. Pouring hot water into the sink drain, it unclogs the 70% drains that are formed with the grease.
Baking soda and Vinegar recipe
– Pour? cup of baking soda and? cup of vinegar into the drain and cover the drain. Leave it for 30 min. Then open the cover and pour hot water onto it. It clears the drain from the clog.
Also, to further prevent your kitchen sink from clogging up again anytime soon, you can use the baking-soda-and-vinegar method as regular maintenance to keep your sink drains flowing as smoothly as possible.
A plunger, salt, vinegar, baking soda, a metal hanger — these are all items we already have in our homes and are truly cheap if we need a new one, and are the basis for each of these DIY approaches.