Now, before you start getting into your DIY spirit, there are a few things you need to know. Make sure you are familiar with the plumbing myths before you go rolling up your sleeves.
Hair, grease, soap residue, and other debris can get stuck in your drain. When this happens you can pour boiling water to loosen the blockage. It’s the simplest fix. Make this your first move when trying for clogged kitchen sink repair.
Avoid doing this method if your drain is attached to PVC pipes. The boiling water could end up melting the plastic.
If you have a garbage disposal, it could be what caused a clogged kitchen sink. Turning the disposal on will usually break up the blockage causing the problem.
It could be that your disposal is dysfunctional or has overheated. If it doesn’t turn on, you can activate the reset switch at the side or bottom of the unit. This usually lets you reboot the disposal easily. After resetting it, try turning the disposal on again to clear the clog.
If the clog doesn’t go away after playing around with the disposal, use a plunger. Ideally, a flat-bottomed plunger should be used.
Start with filling the sink with hot water until it’s about halfway full. This creates a seal around the drain. Afterward, position the plunger over the drain and begin pumping quickly several times. You can repeat the process until the water drains.