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How To Unclog The Kitchen Sink With a Plunger


WeT HeaD KnowledgeHave you ever had the experience of washing dishes in the kitchen and the water fills up the sink but you don’t have a stopper in the sink. You may start to panic because you are thinking there is a major problem. Chances are that food particles got into the drain and they built up and blocked the pipes. You want to add liquid plumber as your first thought but there is a quicker, easier and cheaper way.

When you have a clog in the toilet, you use a plunger; the same principle will apply here. Here are some quick and easy steps to follow to plunging your sink.Retrieve the plumber from the bathroom. It is OK to use the same one. If you feel strongly about it, buy a second plunger. Take the dishes out of the sink and remove any food that may be floating in the water. As you plunge the sink, you don’t want any more food getting down the drain causing a different clog.

Place the plunger over the drain and firmly press the plunger up and down a few times. Make sure that you have suction as you plunger otherwise it won’t work. If the clog has not cleared up, you may have to do it again. Try pulsing the plunger. Keep the plunger over the drain and firmly pulse the plunger up and down quickly. This should clear up your clog.

If this does not work then you may have another type of clog. When women do dishes they may not realize it but hair may get into the sink. Try tying up your hair as you do dishes. You may have to use Liquid Plumber to get that clog out. Rinse the dishes very carefully and scrape any and all food off into the garbage first. Always use a drain plug when doing dishes; it will catch any food that is left on the dishes. Always keep your plunger handy just in case.

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