When you have several dishes to wash and kids to watch out for, having a clogged kitchen sink adds to the stress. It is very frustrating for moms, especially those single moms, who have to deal the issue themselves, without the right tools and no knowledge how to be a handy person in this particular situation. A lot of stinking water on your stink is very annoying especially when it does not drain even after some time of being left for awhile. 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.
The first thing we recommend is that you call a plumber. This means, instead of being problematic about it, to avoid stress on your part and make things easier, you contact a local plumber to do the job. There are several listings in your area and this is an easy way to find good plumbers. Note that the cost of getting a plumber is not that expensive and so you are not to be bothered with the cost.
Our next tip is that you use a plunger, and this you can try even before calling a plumber and see if it works. 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. 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.
Our next guideline is that you remove the pipe and clean it. Below the sink is the pipe and you can unfasten it, place a bucket below to catch the water that comes out, then 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. In situations when even with these simple tools there is still a clog up, then the problem could be in the wall or below your building, which in this case you have to use a drain snake or an auger. You can either buy this tool in any hardware store, or if not, if you have a plumber come to the house, have the person bring this tool to do the job.
In the first place, having a reliable garbage disposal below your sink is what should have been done to avoid this kind of problem. You can break through big food particles before it goes down the pipe thus avoid a clogged sink.