The Fastest Fix For A Clogged Sink

If you’ve encountered a clogged sink, it’s most likely caused by unwanted buildup or objects trapped in the curved pipe under your sink. This P-trap, as it is known, is actually twisted on purpose. The funky shape allows some water to sit naturally in the reservoir so that harmful sewer gasses can be blocked from entering your home from the pipe, HomeTips says. However, it could also be the spot where a blockage occurs.

Unless you have a plunger specifically for kitchen clogs – we don’t recommend using the bathroom plunger in your sinks due to germs and other obvious nuisances – there is another way to effectively get rid of that pesky clog. With the power of a few common household ingredients, you can unclog your sink in no time. Pour some boiling hot water down the clogged drain first, then add a cup of baking soda and press down with a wooden utensil. Let it sit for a few minutes, then pour a cup of white vinegar down the pipe and cap the drain, according to CNET. The resulting effervescent chemical reaction will gently eat away and loosen the dirt or particles causing the clog. After some time has passed, you can add some boiling water and wash away the clog. Or repeat the steps again to further clear the clog.

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