2 Ways To Fix A Slow Draining Kitchen Sink

If you are concerned about how slow your kitchen drain is, there are things that you can do to help it. You don't want to end up with a sink that takes 30 minutes to empty a sinkful of water. Many of the things you can do are pretty simple to do:

Baking Soda and Vinegar

It may seem like these two things are pretty magical, considering how often they show up in some combination when it comes to cleaning. The fact is that they show up so often because they do work. If you are going to use them to help clear out your drains and get them running faster, the first thing you want to do is to pour some boiling water down the sink first. You want to do this to help loosen up the gunk on the sides of your drain as well as to help flush stuff out. Then, using a funnel, pour some baking soda down the drain and into the pipe. After that pour some vinegar. Quickly plug the drain up. That's because when vinegar and baking soda combine, they create bubbles of carbon dioxide. You want all that fizzing and bubbles to go down the pipes and not up into your kitchen. After a few minutes, pour some more boiling water down the drain. Then check to see if the pipe is draining better. You may have to try it a few times to get the result that you are looking for. 


If you have tried other options and are still not happy with how slowly your drain is draining, you may need to call a professional. They can come in and check your pipes for you. First, they will see what's going on with your pipes and if the problem is just your pipes getting congested. If that is all the problem is, then they can actually send down a tool that will clean out your pipes. The tool is a brush that is at the end of a flexible cable. That cable will also generally have a light and a camera on it. That way the plumber can see what they are doing while they are trying to get all the collected gunk off your pipes. 

If you want your kitchen drain to stop draining slowly, there are things that you can do. That way you won't have to worry about how long it takes to do your dishes anymore. Do an internet search of "plumber near me" for more information and assistance. 

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I have never been one of those people who is overly worried about making every last thing in my home perfect, but after struggling for a long time with my plumbing system, I knew that I had to do something to make things right. I started thinking carefully about what I needed to do in order to protect my plumbing, and a family friend who did work as a plumber helped to give me a few tips. She started by explaining how to avoid clogs, and then worked towards making things right by repairing one system at a time. This blog is all about protecting your plumbing and avoiding unplanned expenses.


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