Pointers to Do to Get Your Clogged Up Kitchen Sink Running Again
It is not a fun situation when your kitchen sink is clogged up and you have lots of dishes to wash and children to take care of. It is very frustrating for moms, especially those single moms, who have to deal the issue themselves, without the right tools and no knowledge how to be a handy person in this particular situation. A lot of stinking water on your stink is very annoying especially when it does not drain even after some time of being left for awhile. Friends and families may offer suggestions but sometimes not effective even after your tried. Therefore, here are some pointers to follow in order to get your sink back up and running at no time at all.
Our first recommendation is as easy as calling a plumber. In other words, do not stress yourself out, and make it easy on your part by just calling a plumber in your area. It is easy to find good plumbers, and this you can do by searching on your directory or other means of listings. The cost of hiring a plumber is not that expensive and so this should be within your budget.
Our next tip is that you use a plunger, and this you can try even before calling a plumber and see if it works. This is a very cheap tool that you can buy in most stores and so it is good to have this handy around the house. You can use the plunger by covering the drain hole with it completely, then work it up and down until the suction movement will break the clogs in your pipe.
Our next guideline is that you remove the pipe and clean it. Below the sink is the pipe and you can unfasten it, place a bucket below to catch the water that comes out, then remove the pipe. You can also use a wire hanger to work through with the pipeline, just make sure that no obstructions are present. In situations when even with these simple tools there is still a clog up, then the problem could be in the wall or below your building, which in this case you have to use a drain snake or an auger. You can either buy this tool in any hardware store, or if not, if you have a plumber come to the house, have the person bring this tool to do the job.
To avoid future problems of this kind, it is advisable that you get a garbage disposal and put it under your sink. This way, your large food items will be grounded down and clogging will be avoided as it goes down the pipe.