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5 proven ways to unclog a kitchen sink

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Is your sink blocked and cannot drain water? This can be very disappointing and the next think you want to do is ask for help from a professional plumber. But before you call for help, try these DIY ways to unclog a kitchen sink and could save you that dollar:

Salt and Boiling water

This is by far the most effective and cheap thing to do. Boil water with your electric kettle to the boiling point put salt and then pour it into the kitchen sink. This will help clean the system. Try this several times. This is a one of the proven way to unclog a kitchen sink.

Baking soda and salt

This another proven way to unclog a kitchen sink  Mix about a cup of baking soda with a half-cup of salt, and pour down the drain. Let the mixture sit for several hours, then flush with boiling water. You can repeat this process if it doesn’t work the first time.


If you have a double sink, first seal off the second side with a wet cloth or a stopper. You’ll need to create a tight seal around the plunger, so fill the side of the sink you intend to plunge with enough water to cover the bell of the plunger. Place the plunger firmly over the drain and plunge vigorously several times. When you hear the suction clear the clog, remove the plunger and flush the drain well with warm water.

Plumber’s snake

Sometimes called an auger, this handy tool can clear clogs that may be stuck further down the system. You’ll have to disassemble the drainpipe and P-trap that runs underneath the kitchen sink to expose the “stub pipe” or “stubout” that travels behind the cabinet wall. This is where you insert the snake into the pipe until you feel resistance to break up the clog.

After your unclogging your kitchen sink, ensure that you take care to avoid frequent clogging. There are a number of things you can do for instance, never put bacon grease, coffee grounds or oils down your kitchen drain, and always make sure you run plenty of water down the drain after each use.

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