Kitchen sinks come in different texture like stainless, granite, marble, plastic, ceramic, glass and designs like a single tray-single bowl, double bowl, double bowl-double tray, double bowl single tray and have a tap fitted on it for water production. Water in the sink can be prevented from flowing freely if dirt like grease, hair or solid objects enter the drain pipe and cause the drain line to block. This results to germs, dirt, and odor on the bowl or surface of your kitchen sink. Here are the hand-on-hand steps to take to clean up a clogged sink.
Use this device to unblock any blockage in the drain pipe. First, you need to fill your sink bowl with half or quarter full of water. If you have a double sink ensure the adjoining drains are sealed, put the plunger suction cup on the drain opening and applying force to pull and push using both hands, do the procedure repeatedly till the water on the sink begins to flow. The blockage can be complex if the process does not unclog your sink to drain. If this happens, you can try out the next solution.
Baking Soda And Vinegar
Empty the sink bowl using a bail or cup if it is filled with clog water.By using a spatula pour one cup of baking soda into the drain opening, Block the drain using a stopper or plug and pour one cup of vinegar. Let the mixture work for five minutes, then pour three cups of hot water down the drain. Run the vinegar and baking soda process again if the sink is still blocked.
Plumber Snake is a flexible, slender tool that is best used when neither the baking soda and vinegar or plunger doesn’t work. The Plumber Snake is effective in removing clogs further down the drain pipe by muscling its way directly against any obstruction along the drain pipe and breaks it into smaller particles or hooks it around the augers head.
Put a bucket ready before detaching the trap under the sink to catch any stray water. Empty any water left in the trap into the bucket, remove any waste from the trap and clean it. Remove the horizontal tap which connects the trap to the wall, In a clockwise direction, push and insert your auger into the stub pipe until it meets an object, as soon as it catches the clog start turning the handle anti-clockwise and slowly pull out. Then re-attached the horizontal pipe trap, remove any leftover clog by running hot water down the drain.