How To Unclog A Double Kitchen Sink – I’m so glad I had the double kitchen sink. It fits in every way. I can wash dishes on one side and then put them on a drying rack on the other side which prevents KAUNTER wet problems.
I can have pots or soaking pots in one sink and still have another sink in hand ready for use. This is the perfect collection for our home. But being that this was the first double sink I ever had I was not aware of any of the issues that drove me to the edge of madness one night nine years ago …
Apparently one night after the draining of oil from my wok was ignored to run hot water in vain. My neglectfulness was not running hot water causing me to drain into a clog. Unfortunately I did not realize this until my sink was more than half filled with dirty dirty water. I do not panic because I know all I have to do is take me a plunger and just a clogged plunger.
I grabbed my plunger and started plunging. It seems as though I am doing a great job. Water quickly leaving the sink through a clogged drain. I did it! But wait … Why is the other side filling up with water? Now the original clogged side was empty, but the other sink was now half way full of dirty dirty water.
After staring for a while I started to push the other side. Once again the sink started to empty but yet once again the other side started filling up. After sometimes quite plunging sinking back and forth I realize this does not seem to work and it’s time to try something else.
The clogged kitchen sink can ruin an excellent night in front of the tube. Instead of staying in to watch the series, you will find yourself staring at the sink full of dirty water, supported and wondering if to call a plumber ($$$). However, with two cheap tools and a little practice, you can fix this problem in less than an hour.
In this article, we will show you how to use plunger and snake to clear all but the most stubborn flow of clogs. Plungers are sold in every hardware store or home center (lead photo). People with bigger rubber bells give more boost, but most will work for kitchen sewers. Make sure it has a fat grip so you can apply a lot of power.
Snakes (sometimes called hand auger) range from cheap to cheap, depending on size, length and twisting mechanisms. For all-around use, preferably 3/8-in.model which is about 20 feet long, like the one in photo 6 (sold in stores and home centers).
It’s easy to change to a sewer. But short, 1/4-in. Type will work for most clogs as well. In addition, save some other useful items-bucket or plastic bin that fits under you drain, rubber gloves and a good flashlight.
You can avoid some clogs by not abusing your kitchen drain line. Do not burden your disposer with meat; High starch foods, such as pasta, potatoes, and rice; Or high-fiber foods, such as celery and corn husks.
Also, run plenty of cold water down the drain and let the disposer catch up after every cup of food you are pushing into it. Never get rid of fat bacon or Garden coffee to the sewer. If allowed to settle and cool, they consolidate in dry.
If you follow the steps of this article and still not clear the blockage, do not hesitate to call a plumber. You may have cloged away under the drain line beyond your reach, or stuck the object in a pipe.
Also, for further your kitchen sink to clog again any time soon, you can use the baking-soda-and-vinegar method as a routine treatment to keep your sink drains flowing as smoothly as possible.
How To Unclog A Double Kitchen Sink on a Budget