How to Unclog the Sink Drain and Pipes

One of the most common problems at home are stuck pipes, both the kitchen sink and the bathrooms and shower sinks. If your sink drains slowly, it is a sign of clogged pipes and the drain in the sink or pipe must be unclogged.

The most likely causes of jams in pipes are fats and leftovers. As a general rule, the problem is solved in a few minutes and no chemicals are needed as a pipe cleaner.

Wear rubber or latex gloves to do this job. The first step is to pour boiling water down the drain, so that the grease remains dissolved and goes through the pipe. Then, mix half a cup of hot vinegar and three tablespoons of baking soda, and pour the mixture through the sump. Then, open the hot water tap for the pressure to clean the pipe. You can also try with a suction cup or funnel, although sometimes it may be insufficient.

If the jam persists, you will need to use a product such as a plunger. Calculate three to five centimeters of water in the sink and plug the sump with the plunger. Press firmly, raise and lower several times. Once the jam is cleared, rinse the sink and disinfect it with bleach. If the problem persists, try a commercial chemical plunger.

Sometimes, it is usually the siphon in the sink that presents the problem. There is no choice but to remove the siphon and perform a manual cleaning.

If it is an integral siphon, the simplest model, we will find a siphon of a single piece (of various materials like rubber, PVC, or even lead) attached to the sink at one end and the drain pipe on the other. The connection is made either by threaded nuts, or by simple clamps. Cleaning involves removing it completely. If it is a bottle siphon we will find that the base of the siphon can be completely unscrewed, either by hand, either by a screwdriver or a key. When removing the base of the siphon we will find a seal that provides sealing, it is better to change it taking advantage of cleaning.