You’ve probably seen a lot of movies where a guy attempts to fix his clogged sink by using a wrench to tighten up one screw. Well, real-life might be a little more realistic, but not much more complicated. Most men don’t know how to unclog their sink, and this article will make it crystal clear on what you can do to fix that.
Here Are 3 Methods You Can Use To Unclog Your Kitchen Sink:
1) Chemically Cleaning It
Be prepared to feel like you’re a chemist as things are about to get intense. Put on some rubber gloves and prepare a small bucket of warm water and place it next to you. Get yourself a cup of baking soda and force it down your sink till you feel like it’s as deep as you can get it. Proceed to pour down a cup of vinegar into your sink and then wait five minutes before pouring the bucket of warm water into it too. Once you’ve followed those steps, behold the magic of science as it fixes your problem and clears out your kitchen sink without you having to do any of the hard work. Most sink clogs can be cleared out this way, but not all.
2) The Ol’ Plunger
As dreadful as it is using a plunger, it’s actually way easier than anything else. The only thing you’ll have to deal with is the potential to see horrible things coming up from your sink that makes your stomach turn. Other than that, it’s pretty straightforward. You fill up your sink till it’s around halfway full with warm water, then you get your plunger out and you stick it over the drain and you work that thing like there’s no tomorrow. Going up and down really fast helps unclog things easier. You should feel like things are clearing out inside your kitchen sink as you plunge away, and once you feel like it’s cleared out then you’re done!
3) Cleaning The Pipes Manually
When all else fails, you’ll have to clean the pipes inside your sink manually. You’ll find them in the cabinet directly under the sink. First, you’ll probably want to place a bucket underneath the pipes to not cause a mess. Second, you’ll need a wrench to open up the pipes and then, finally, you’ll have to use some sort of cable to get inside the pipes and just rummage through until all that’s clogging your sink gets out of there. You can either use something like a cable auger or just a readjusted hanger to clear out the pipes. Run them underneath warm water for a final clean and then put everything back together.
It’s satisfying to clean out a sink and have it work smoothly once again, but you should always keep in mind that the best way to keep your sink smooth and functional is to not clog it yourself by disposing things like small bits of food, hair and any grease as all of those things jam up your sink really quickly.