How To Unclog Kitchen Drains?
Well, clogged kitchen drains are no surprise in any home. They often occur overflowing the kitchen floor and making your pantry stinky. At most times we try to unclog it with plungers. In more serious cases a plumber is called who uses various tools to remove the bottleneck. However you should know that there is a remedy to this. If you often encounter the problem of slow moving kitchen drain, try it out. A simple mixture of vinegar and baking soda can bail you out of this situation.
• To begin with pour a pot of boiling hot water down your drain.
• Then take 1/2 cup of baking soda throw it into the drain. Wait for a few minutes.
• Now pour a solution of made of 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of very hot water into the sink.
• Cover with a drain plug. Let it sit for sit for 5-10 minutes.
• Flush one more time with a pot of boiling water.
This process works because the ingredients lead to a chemical reaction that loosens up the grimy sludge at the bottom of the drain.
If this does not work, you can try out the various drain cleaners available in the market. However the safety of these is questionable. Chemicals can ham septic tanks if you have one in your area.
You can also use host of tools that are available, such as a plumber’s drain snake. It is a long, flexible piece of cable that is pushed into the drain. It is twisted, rotated, pulled repeatedly to loosen the blockage.
Hairs are one of the evils for clog drains. To remove them there is thin, flexible wiring that has a barbed end.
If these do not work access the exterior clean out ports. The clean out usually look like a capped stub of pipe protruding from exterior walls. Open this cap. It will give you direct access to the sewer line. Push the drain snake through it as far as you can and wiggle it about.
If you are not successful, insert a garden hose into the port. Take out the nozzle on the hose before you do so. Now run water at full force that will flush the clog out of the line.
If all these do not work, it is time to call a pro.