Unclog your home sink with safe and effective solutions. If the sink in your kitchen or bathroom is draining slowly or smells funny, you might have a clogged sink. Often times, you don’t need to call a plumber to unclog your sink. Here are 3 at-home fixes for a clogged sink.
When your sink is clogged, the first thing to try is plunging it. If you have a plunger with a flat rim, use it to try and unblock the pipes. It works the same way plunging a toilet works. All you need to do is place the plunger over the drain and pump it up and down. Remember—if you have a dishwasher, put a clamp on the flexible portion of your drain line to prevent the dishwasher backing up.
If plunging doesn’t work, you can try using boiling water to unclog your sink. Bring half a gallon of water to a boil and pour it directly down your sink’s drain. Make sure not to burn yourself with the hot water or steam—use oven mitts or gloves for extra protection. If this doesn’t allow the sink to begin to drain, try again in an hour.
Another natural home remedy for a clogged sink is a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Just like your middle school science project, this creates pressure and dissolves gunk that could be clogging your sink. Pour a cup of baking soda down your sink, followed by an equal amount of white vinegar. Then, cover the drain with a rubber stopper or something similar for 15 minutes. After that, turn your hot water on and run it down the drain to flush out the leftover debris.
If you’re having trouble unclogging your sink on your own, you might need a professional’s help. Call Superior Plumbing & Drain today for an appointment with a skilled, experienced plumber who can quickly unclog your sink. Call or email today to make an appointment!