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How To Unclog Your Kitchen Sink

Is your kitchen sink clogged? Do you have backed up water in your sink? Being unable to use your kitchen sink can be one of the worst feelings in the world. But the experts at Brinks Plumbing & Heating, LLCs offer a few helpful DIY unclogging options before you call in a professional plumber.

If your DIY unclogging doesn’t work or you find the clog getting worse, call the experts at Brinks Plumbing & Heating, LLCs today at 908-258-0445.

Boiling Water

Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil on your stove. While you’re waiting for your water to boil, remove as much of the standing water from your sink as possible. You can use a mug or a cup to scoop the water out of your sink. Once your water is boiling and you have as much water out of your sink as possible, pour your boiling water into the affected sink.

If the water in your sink doesn’t move and the clog doesn’t drain, wait until the water is cool. You’ll want to remove as much of this water as possible and try again. You may have to repeat this process several times, but it is one of the most effective ways of removing a clog.

Vinegar And Baking Soda

Remove as much standing water as possible before using this option. You can remove the water with a mug or cup by scooping the water out of your sink. Once you have as much water removed as possible, pour about a cup or so of baking soda into the drain of your sink. Add a cup of vinegar or apple cider vinegar to the drain.

The solution should bubble. When the bubbling subsides, put a stopper on your drain and wait 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, run hot water down your drain to see if the clog has cleared. Repeat if necessary.

Sink Plunger

If you can’t clear your sink with boiling water or the vinegar and baking soda solution, bring out your sink plunger. If you have a double sink, make sure to stopper your second drain before plunging. You’ll need to create a firm seal around the plunger before you start, so fill the side of the sink you intend to plunge with enough water to cover the bell of your plunger.

Place your plunger firmly over the drain and plunge several times. When you hear the suction remove the clog, remove the plunger and flush the drain well with warm water.

Call In A Plumber

If none of these options work to clean the drain of your sink, it’s time to call in a professional plumber. Unclogging your sink shouldn’t be a huge hassle. No matter the time of day, Brinks Plumbing & Heating, LLCs can help.

We offer both plumbing services and emergency plumbing to ensure you’re getting the best option possible, no matter the day or time. Our professionals will ensure your plumbing is clean and clear so you don’t have to worry about the clog in your kitchen sink again.

Contact Us

If your DIY unclogging doesn’t work to unclog your kitchen sink, then please call 908-258-0445 or complete our online request form.