When you have several dishes to wash and kids to watch out for, having a clogged kitchen sink adds to the stress. 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. This means, instead of being problematic about it, to avoid stress on your part and make things easier, you contact a local plumber to do the job. Finding good plumbers is easy, and you can do this by looking at various lists in your area. A simple job of fixing a clogged kitchen sink will not cost you a lot of money so this should not be a problem to you.
Even before calling a plumber, you might want to try the very simple tool called a plunger and see if it can solve the clogged up sink, and so this is our second advice. This tool is readily available in any store at a very affordable price, and so it is advisable to have this ready in your house. Position the plunger in a way that it covers the drain hole completely, then work it up and down in fast motion so that the suction effect will loosen up the cloggings.
Next tip is to remove the pipe and clean it. First is put a bucket below the sink to catch the water, unfasten the pipe and remove it. A wire hanger can also be used to work through the piping and just see to it that no obstructions are present in the pipe. If with these simple means the problem is still not fixed, then cloggings could be happening in the wall or below your house, in which you have to use an auger or a drain snake. 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.