How to unclog the kitchen sink

Posted on September 3, 2015

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

3 Key Steps to Unclogging Your Kitchen Sink

  1. First, if you have a disposal, and its not making the normal noise when turned on, deal with it first.
  2. 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!).
  3. 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