Clogged Kitchen Sink Drain
Serving Vancouver WA | Portland OR
Your kitchen sink sees a lot of action. Throughout the day, miscellaneous food and grease are poured down your kitchen drain which can cause slow draining issues and blockage if not maintained properly. Clogged kitchen sinks can cause a bad odor, due to the growth of mold and mildew. Potato peelings, coffee grounds, eggshells, and grease often clog kitchen drains. Your garbage disposal should be strong enough to grind up these food stuffs sufficiently to allow them to travel easily through your kitchen drain. However, failure to run the disposal long enough, or run enough water during this process, can result in large food particles that block the pipes and begin to catch other items as they travel down the kitchen drain.
A clogged kitchen sink drain can lead to broken water pipes and other issues, so you need address it as soon as possible. If you need kitchen drain cleaning in the Vancouver, WA or Portland, OR areas, contact Pacific Plumbing & Drain Services and we will rid your kitchen of the odor today.
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Kitchen Drain Home Remedies
Sometimes your kitchen sink clog can be taken care of with kitchen drain cleaning home remedies. Clogged sinks are definitely annoying, but before you call a licensed plumber try the tips below to see if you can solve your clogged sink problem on your own.
- One popular and effective way to clear your kitchen drain clog is by pouring vinegar and baking soda down the kitchen sink. After you pour the vinegar and baking soda, wait 30 minutes then pour steaming hot water down the sink to follow. Repeat if necessary.
- Another method to cleaning out your clogged kitchen sink is to fill the sink ¼ full of water, then gently plunging with a plunger.
- If the first two options still do not alleviate your kitchen clog, purchase a closet auger. A decent closet auger will cost $30-$50 dollars and it is a smaller version of a typical drain snake. It looks like a long rope with bristles on the end. Put the auger down your kitchen sink and work it around to clear the clog.
If none of the above kitchen drain home remedies work to clear you clogged kitchen sink, contact Pacific Plumbing & Drain Services and we will competently address your blocked kitchen drain in no time. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services, so you know someone will always be there to answer your call.