It is not a fun situation when your kitchen sink is clogged up and you have lots of dishes to wash and children to take care of. It is very frustrating for moms, especially those single moms, who have to deal the issue themselves, without the right tools and no knowledge how to be a handy person in this particular situation. Stinking water in the sink that won’t drain even being left for some time can be very frustrating. Friends and families may offer suggestions but sometimes not effective even after your tried. So let us offer you some of the things to do to get your sink back in running again fast.
The first thing we recommend is that you call a plumber. This means, instead of being problematic about it, to avoid stress on your part and make things easier, you contact a local plumber to do the job. There are several listings in your area and this is an easy way to find good plumbers. Note that the cost of getting a plumber is not that expensive and so you are not to be bothered with the cost.
The second pointer that you can try first even before calling your plumber is to try a master plunger and see if this can solve the problem. This is a very cheap tool that you can buy in most stores and so it is good to have this handy around the house. Position the plunger in a way that it covers the drain hole completely, then work it up and down in fast motion so that the suction effect will loosen up the cloggings.
Another pointer is just to remove the pipe and clean it. First is put a bucket below the sink to catch the water, unfasten the pipe and remove it. A wire hanger can also be used to work through the piping and just see to it that no obstructions are present in the pipe. If with these simple means the problem is still not fixed, then cloggings could be happening in the wall or below your house, in which you have to use an auger or a drain snake. You can either buy this tool in any hardware store, or if not, if you have a plumber come to the house, have the person bring this tool to do the job.
Actually, the best way to avoid this problem is to have a reliable garbage disposal under your sink in the first place. This way, your large food items will be grounded down and clogging will be avoided as it goes down the pipe.