When one or both sides of your double kitchen sink clog, you most likely have a clog in your trash disposal and a blockage in your main drainage water line.
Do you need help with what to do next? Here are some home cures that you might attempt on your own.
TRY A PLUNGER TRY
One side of a double sink layout holds the trash disposal. Plunge this side first, carefully covering the blocked sinkhole with the plunger. To avoid a mess, shut the drain on the opposite side! Maintain the plunger upright and pump it 10 to 15 times forcefully. This should get rid of any leftover food in the sink. Then, on the other side, repeat the operation. Plunge the drain and cover the other sinkhole. Finally, run hot water down both drains for at least five minutes each to ensure they are clear. If they still don't clear, plunge them both again. If this does not work, the blockage is most likely too deep in your central water drainage system for declining to be effective.
NO PLUNGER? TRY THIS
You may also try unclogging your kitchen sink with vinegar and baking soda solution. Then, remove any standing water from your sink. Next, Pour one cup of baking soda and one cup of vinegar down each drain. Wait five minutes before flushing each drain with hot water to empty it of the solution. Chemical drain cleaners should be avoided, mainly if you are on septic, since they harm the organisms within the tank.
NO BAKING SODA OR VINEGAR? TRY SALT
A salt and boiling water solution is another option for unclogging a blocked double kitchen sink. Then, empty the sink of any standing water. Next, pour a half-cup of salt and hot water down each drain. Wait five minutes before running hot water down the drain to flush the solution.
PREVENTING CLOGGED DRAINS
Since blocked drains are such a common issue, it's not surprising when they occur - typically at the most inopportune times. Surprisingly, there are many things you can do to prevent having blocked drains in your house, which may lead to more significant plumbing issues.
IS YOUR KITCHEN SINK STILL BACKING UP? ELIZABETH DRAIN SERVICE CAN HELP!
If you've tried any of these home cures without success, call your local plumbing experts at Elizabeth Drain Service. Elizabeth Drain Service offers a team of skilled and licensed plumbers who recognize that blocked drains and other plumbing issues may be challenging and should be treated swiftly and properly.
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