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. There are several listings in your area and this is an easy way to find good plumbers. The cost of hiring a plumber is not that expensive and so this should be within your budget.
Our next tip is that you use a plunger, and this you can try even before calling a plumber and see if it works. This is a very cheap tool that you can buy in most stores and so it is good to have this handy around the 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. Below the sink is the pipe and you can unfasten it, place a bucket below to catch the water that comes out, then remove the pipe. You can also use a wire hanger to work through with the pipeline, just make sure that no obstructions are present. 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.
Actually, the best way to avoid this problem is to have a reliable garbage disposal under your sink in the first place. You can break through big food particles before it goes down the pipe thus avoid a clogged sink.