29 Jul

How To Fix A Slow Draining Kitchen Sink

slow draining kitchen sinkThere are so many things that you do in your kitchen sink: wash the dishes; clean your pots and pans; wash your food; brush your teeth and so on and so forth. Now what will truly drive you crazy is finding out that the drain isn’t working as it’s supposed to. And aside from clogging, slow-draining is also one annoying inconvenience. It is caused not only by the accumulation of waste particles inside the pipes but also by other factors such as dirty pop-up stoppers, clogged traps, low water pressure or problems with multiple drains. Fortunately, this plumbing emergency is easy to resolve! Here’s a quick guide to help you!

1. Get your baking soda and vinegar and boil some water. Start by pouring a cup of baking soda into the kitchen sink drain. Follow that up with a cup of vinegar. Once the fizzing stops, pour boiling water into the drain. A pot of warm liquid will already rinse off the ingredients. This home remedy normally fixes clogs or slow drains. However, just to be sure, turn your hot water faucet on and let it run for a few minutes to completely remove the blockage. Once done, check if water will now drain smoothly. If not, proceed to the next step.

2. If baking soda and vinegar doesn’t work, you can try enzyme drain cleaners. These are different from chemical-based cleaners that have harsh, toxic content. They’re made from bacteria cultures or enzymes that get dispersed throughout your pipes and feed on all the organic substances that it touches. These include hair, food particles, molds and mildew among many others. It’s pretty simple to use it. You just have to pour the cleaner into the drain and refrain from using the sink for a few hours. Since this cleaner isn’t chemical-based, it takes quite longer to take effect. You can do the cleaning before bedtime so that you’ll have the rest of the night to let the cleaner work on your pipes. The following day, go ahead and check if water will drain right away. If not, then you might have to use other plumbing tools such as the plunger and snake.

3. Fill your sink with water until it covers the rubber part of your plunger. Position your plumber right on top of the drain. Plunge up and down while maintaining a consistent phase. After about 15 repetitions, pour water and check if the problem is fixed. Otherwise, move on to the next step.

4. If your plunger isn’t enough to fix the slow drain, get your handy dandy plumbing snake. Insert the wire into the drain and rotate the crank clockwise until it touches on the clog. Keep pushing and pulling to break the blockage into smaller pieces. Once done, pull the snake out slowly and dispose of the dirt.

We hope that these solutions will help you fix your slow draining kitchen sink. If you need professional assistance, just look for the most reputed Weston plumber in Broward County FL! Plumbers 911 Florida delivers exceptional plumbing services in Weston FL including leak detection, plumbing fixture repair, septic tank care, water heater service and many more! Call us at 305-662-0668 (Miami-Dade), 954-468-0512 (Broward) or 561-327-6287 (Palm Beach)!

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