It is not a fun situation when your kitchen sink is clogged up and you have lots of dishes to wash and children to take care of. Facing this situation is not easy for moms out there who do not have the right tools to take care of the problem and who do not have the knowledge on how to solve the problem. Stinking water in the sink that won’t drain even being left for some time can be very frustrating. Friends and families may offer suggestions but sometimes not effective even after your tried. Therefore, here are some pointers to follow in order to get your sink back up and running at no time at all.
Calling a plumber is the number one suggestion that you can easily do. In other words, do not stress yourself out, and make it easy on your part by just calling a plumber in your area. It is easy to find good plumbers, and this you can do by searching on your directory or other means of listings. The cost of hiring a plumber is not that expensive and so this should be within your budget.
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. This is a very cheap tool that you can buy in most stores and so it is good to have this handy around the house. In using the plunger, try to get it cover the drain hole completely, then work it up and down in quick motion so that the clog will loosen up with its suction effect.
Next tip is to 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. Another tool is a wire hanger that can be used to work through the piping, and just check out first to make sure that no obstructions are present. If with these simple means the problem is still not fixed, then cloggings could be happening in the wall or below your house, in which you have to use an auger or a drain snake. You can either buy this tool or have the plumber bring it and do the job for you.
To avoid future problems of this kind, it is advisable that you get a garbage disposal and put it under your sink. This way, your large food items will be grounded down and clogging will be avoided as it goes down the pipe.