Clogged Kitchen Sink Repair
A clogged kitchen sink is one of the most common plumbing problems that are disruptive and cause a headache. The kitchen sink is usually subjected to clogging as a result of daily use because of several clog-prone items that pass through the drainpipes of the sink and build up gradually. When your kitchen sink becomes clogged, it will get in the way of getting most chores done in the kitchen. Meanwhile, the good news is that a clogged kitchen sink is not too difficult to fix.
As a homeowner, there are specific steps you can take to unclog a clogged kitchen sink. However, if you wish to avoid the process, which can be dirty sometimes, give Urban Piping a call to fix the clogging for you without taking much time. We can unclog your kitchen in sink and leave you with peace of mind knowing the job was done right by our certified journeyman plumbers.
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If you have a garburator installed in your sink to grind and get rid of food waste, you still have to be mindful of what enters into your sink because flushing waste that is too large or coarse down the drain can result in a clogged kitchen sink. Given that so much food passes through the sink in the kitchen, a clogged kitchen sink will, undoubtedly cause a strong and unpleasant smell. If not fixed early, the bad odors will seep into other rooms in the house and cause bacteria to grow with other unpleasant attendant issues.
If you have tried all the above methods to no avail, call in a professional – Urban Piping. We are local plumbers in Calgary with a high level of professionalism. We specialize in fixing clogged kitchen sinks and helping with all kinds of plumbing needs. We are insured, licensed, and bonded. Our clients’ satisfaction is our priority – the reason we hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Give us a call today and have all your plumbing issues resolved professionally and without breaking the bank.
How to Clear a Clogged Kitchen Sink
Our professional plumbers are available to help you with your clogged kitchen sink anytime. But you may want to try the following methods to clear your clogged kitchen sink of clogs. While none of the methods is guaranteed, they are worth being tried. Contact Urban Piping when your clogged kitchen sink proves too stubborn to be fixed by the methods below.
Being one of the most common causes of the clogged kitchen sink, starting with clearing a greasy clog is the right thing to do. If the clogged kitchen sink is as a result of grease, then pouring boiling water and dish soap down the drain should be able to remove the clog.
Before you start the clearing process, remove the backed up water from the sink with a ladle or cup. Pour a half cup of dish soap down the drain. Immediately after that, pour about 10 cups boiling water down the drain. Leave the mixture and allow to cool off. If the clog was caused by grease or fat, the drain should be clear. However, if the situation persists, you should try another method.
This is where your homeowner’s plunger will be useful. Irrespective of whether there is water in the kitchen sink or not, the plunger is a handy tool you must keep near you in the kitchen. Put your plunger in the sink carefully. Push the plunger up and down severally for about 2 minutes and put some water to test if there is a passage already. If the water goes down the drain without a hindrance, you have successfully removed the clog. However, if the drain remains clogged, try another method or call Urban Piping for a quick fix
The cause of your clogged kitchen sink might be the trap that is why you should take a look at it if the first two methods failed. Removing the drain trap of your clogged kitchen sink is not complicated, although it can be messy. Before you start, place a bucket underneath the ‘S pipe’ in the sink drain and also towels to contain any splatter from the drain. Start by using big pliers or wrenches to turn the nut on the ‘S pipe.’ Be as gentle as possible in order not to crush the pipe. There is a possibility that water will leak out of the pipe as you are unscrewing the nut. Having removed the ‘S pipe,’ check its inside for clogs or any blockages. Push an object through the pipe to remove any clogs that may be there. Replace the ‘S pipe’ and everything and check if the clog had been removed. If water cannot pass through, that means that the clog is down the pipe and needs a different approach.
If the cause of the clogged kitchen sink is further down the pipes, a snake should be able to get rid of the clog. Purchase a snake at your local store and run it into your pipes until you feel resistance. Try and push past the resistance, which is the clog. Ensure to be as gentle as possible to avoid damaging your pipes. If you can successfully get past the clog, then you must have removed the clog.
As a precautionary measure, keep away the following clog-prone items from your sink. As long as you follow this guide, you will not experience a clogged kitchen sink for a long time. Here are the things that you should not flush down the drains of your kitchen sink.
- Vegetable peelings
- Potato peelings
- Onion skins
- Fat, oils, and grease
Vegetable peelings, potato peelings, and onion skin cannot be wholly ground by the garburator. So, putting them into your sink increases the chances of clogging your kitchen sink. Also, avoid pouring oils, fat, and grease into your kitchen sink even when they are in liquid form. They will eventually cool down, solidify, and cause a clog. Throw away grease, fat, and oil properly and keep them away from your kitchen sink. You can flush boiling water with baking soda down the drain of your kitchen sink monthly to prevent lousy smell and keep your drain flowing smoothly.
Complete Home Drain Cleaning Services
Your homes drains are a crucial part of your plumbing system. Keeping your drainage system clean and clear is detrimental to your homes health. Over time your drains begin to clog due to a number of reasons including hair, food, grease, soaps. These cause blockages in your drainage lines and without treatment can become quite a nuisance.
Here at Urban Piping, our team of highly trained Calgary drain cleaning professionals offer a complete home drain cleaning service that will not only take care of your particular drainage issue but will prevent any further drainage problems throughout your entire home.