When you have several dishes to wash and kids to watch out for, having a clogged kitchen sink adds to the stress. Especially for those single moms out there, it is not easy to deal with this issue especially if you are not a handy person and you do not have the right tools to get the problem right. Stinking water in the sink that won’t drain even being left for some time can be very frustrating. You can get suggestions from families and friends but sometimes with no success. Therefore, here are some pointers to follow in order to get your sink back up and running at no time at all.
The first thing we recommend is that you call a plumber. In order to make things easy for you and less stressful, do not solve the problem yourself but instead call a plumber in your area and let the person do the job. It is easy to find good plumbers, and this you can do by searching on your directory or other means of listings. Note that the cost of getting a plumber is not that expensive and so you are not to be bothered with the cost.
Even before calling a plumber, you might want to try the very simple tool called a plunger and see if it can solve the clogged up sink, and so this is our second advice. It is advisable to have this tool handy and ready in your house, since you can buy this cheap in most of the hardware stores. Position the plunger in a way that it covers the drain hole completely, then work it up and down in fast motion so that the suction effect will loosen up the cloggings.
Our next guideline is that you remove the pipe and clean it. You can unfasten the pipe located under the sink, have ready a pail to catch the water that will come out, before your remove the pipe. A wire hanger can also be used to work through the piping and just see to it that no obstructions are present in the pipe. In case still you cannot fix the problem, it is most likely that the clog up is happening in the wall or below your house, of which in this case it is advisable to use a drain snake or an auger. This tool is also readily available in stores that you can buy, or if not, have your plumber bring it and use it to solve your problem if need be.
To avoid future problems of this kind, it is advisable that you get a garbage disposal and put it under your sink. You can break through big food particles before it goes down the pipe thus avoid a clogged sink.