How to Unclog Your Kitchen Sink
A clogged kitchen sink can be a nightmare since it’s one of the most used areas in the home. Additionally, a blocked kitchen sink can also create an odour which can spread to other areas of the house. There are a few ways to identify and unblock a kitchen sink before it gets to the stage where you need the help of a professional. A licensed plumbers Sydney, we’ve wrote the following guide to give you a few easy steps to unclog your kitchen sink before you actually make the call to us –
How to Prevent Your Kitchen Sink from Being Blocked
The main culprit behind a blocked kitchen sink is grease. In fact, small food particles are always being flushed down the kitchen sink all of the time. Homeowners may not notice small particles going down their sink and it can go unnoticed for years. However, over time, these particles can cause your sink to clog.
The first signs of a blocked kitchen drain is slow moving water in the sink. The earlier you call a plumber the better. If you notice your sink is draining at a slow rate, this is the best time to call a plumber. Your drain will move water slow and you will notice an usual buildup when you’re using your sink, this is usually a symptom of your pipes being blocked due to grease or debris. Getting it cleaned professionally will save by money down the line as it prevents it from becoming a full blockage down the track.
Larger objects can also cause your kitchen sink to clog up. For example, cutlery, toys, and cooking utensils can create a clogged drain. We’ve seen it all. Larger objects can be harder to dislodge and will most likely require the help of a plumber.
Tips To Unclog Your Kitchen Sink
There are many DIY tips online about ways to unclog a sink. Some tips may work, but others will make it worse. Be careful using off the shelf drain cleaners as these are not only bad for the environment but can also make the blockage worse since it will dislodge smaller debris in your pipes, adding bulk to the larger debris which is the main culprit of the blockage. The best way to ensure your kitchen drain is unclogged is to call your local plumbing professional. In fact, you don’t want to put off hiring a professional when you find out there is a problem with your drain. You can save a lot of time and money by leaving it to the hands of the professionals. It is also important to maintain your septic tank to ensure the plumbing in your home is kept in good condition.