How To Unclog A Kitchen Sink

Posted on 24/10/2013 · Posted in General

Washing up at the kitchen sink often leaves residue from leftover food and the quickest way to finish the job is to push all the remnants down the sink. That might do the trick on a short term basis, but over time, pushing bits of food down the plughole may well cause you a bigger problem down the track.

However, a blocked kitchen sink is quite a common problem and can be easy to fix if the build-up is not too great. One simple solution is to try pouring boiling water from the kettle down the sink to break up any grease or fatty build up.

If this doesn’t work, then invest in a plunger. Plungers are incredibly useful to have around the house and normally generate fast results. Just place it over the plug hole and push it up and down quickly, whilst holding a wet cloth against the overflow hole. This should force water through the waste pipes and help to dislodge the blockage.

Another useful bit of kit which might solve the problem is a drain auger. Also known as a plumber’s snake, the small pipe can be threaded down through the plug hole to dislodge whatever is clogging up the sink.

If the problem persists or you do not feel comfortable completing any plumbing work, then it might be worth calling in a professional who will be able to take a more detailed look at your drains to determine what the issue is.

Andrew Thwaite Gas & Plumbing is a leading plumbing company in Brisbane. They specialise in providing first class service to each and every one of their customers and prides themselves on employing only the very best reliable and friendly plumbers in the industry.

No job is too big or too small for Andrew Thwaite and his team and unblocking drains and sinks is just some of the excellent plumbing services they can provide. Contact them any time of the day to fix your plumbing problems right now!