How to Drain Kitchen Sink
You can explicitly describe the pain and hassles if you ever dealt with a backed-up or clogged kitchen sink. Watching as the dirty water rises to flood your kitchen can be an awful experience. Here is everything you need to know about how to drain kitchen sink quickly and safely.
Unlock the Kitchen Sink Using Hot WaterYour kitchen sink will back up when soap, hair, and grease residue built up and clog the drain. You can try the first DIY hack when your sink has backed up to attack it with hot water. You will be surprised to note that it is easy to unclog the kitchen sink drain by pouring hot water down the drain. Boil the water to the highest and then splash it on the kitchen sink. As the hot water flows to the pipes, it will loosen the clog. Follow these steps to efficiently and quickly unlock your kitchen sink using hot water:
- Boil half a gallon of water on a stove. You can boil it in a kettle or your electric hot water jug.
- Once the water has boiled, empty it into your kitchen sink drain opening
- Let the hot water flow through the sink drain for several minutes, and then turn on the kitchen water tap.
- The water in an unclogged drain will flow steadily. If the drain is clogged, the water will drain slowly.
- Repeating the process can help unlock hard-to-remove residues.
How to Drain Kitchen Sink using a Clean PlungerIf unclogging the kitchen sink with hot water doesn’t work, you can try plunging it with a plunger. Just like boiling water, plunging is only suitable for clearing minor clogs. You may want to use a toilet plunger if you have no alternative. Here are steps to efficiently plunge your kitchen sink.
- Empty most of the water in your sink basin. You can leave a small amount to aid with the suction when you’re plunging the drain.
- Using a plunger, plunge the drain gently and cautiously. You’re required to use a single flat rim plunger. The single flat rim design helps in creating a seal around your drain to optimize suction.
- As you thrust the plunger down and up swiftly, ensure to keep a water-tight seal over the drain hole. That creates enough suction to ease the unclogging process.
- It would take you several minutes of thorough plunging to unclog most drain clogs. You can repeat the plunger thrusting process as many times as possible until you clear the drain clog.