Water and other fun stuff simply not going down the kitchen drain? Plunging and other quick and not so quick fixes for clogged or slow draining kitchen sinks.
3 Key Things to Know Before Starting to Working on Your Clogged Kitchen Sink
- Do not use caustic drain cleaning chemicals. Baking soda and vinegar do a nice reaction that can clear the sink if there’s not a lot of water in it.
- If your sink is clogged DO NOT USE THE DISHWASHER. The dishwasher drains through the sink plumbing. You WILL have a major mess.
- Do you have a disposal and is it working? You might want to troubleshoot the disposal first.
3 Key Steps to Unclogging Your Kitchen Sink
- First, if you have a disposal, and its not making the normal noise when turned on, deal with it first.
- Use a plunger — note if you have two sink basins side by side, you have to close the other side with a rubber cap or your plunging will not work at all (all your pressure will just come up the other side!).
- No luck, remove what you can, by hand. Try plunging again.
How to plunge your Kitchen Sink
A couple other decent videos…. think about which plunger you want to use, and one even helps you understand how to take apart the plumbing! Note you cannot snake the disposal side