Unblocking a kitchen sink can be a messy job and without handyman tips to guide you, it may become more difficult and even messier. Over time, your kitchen sink can become blocked with debris and food particles, causing the water to build up and stay in your sink rather than flowing through the kitchen water pipes to an outside drain.
Here are a few easy ways for a DIY handyman to unblock a kitchen drain:
• Using a plunger – When using a plunger, make sure that all the other pipe outlets are closed with rags in order to ensure a secure plunge. It is beneficial that the plunger is securely fixed over the drain opening. Holding the plunger upright, plunge for at least ten times in a fast manner to ensure all blocked debris is removed by the force.
• Using baking soda and vinegar – Pour a half cup of baking soda into the drain opening and then a half cup of white vinegar. A fizzing reaction will take place and debris will become unblocked. Rinse the drain with hot water to clean debris. This method should be followed a few times to ensure a perfectly clean kitchen drain.
• Using baking soda and salt – Mix a half cup of salt and one cup of baking soda and pour it down the drain opening. Let the mixture set within the drain pipes for about 24-hours. When set, pour two cups of hot water into the drain to ensure all blockages are resolved.
• Using of wire – Being very careful not to damage the drain pipes, use a long metal wire to push blocked debris through the pipe or to pull blocked debris from the pipe. After following this procedure, rinse the drain with hot water to ensure all blockages are cleared.
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