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What To Do If You Have A Clogged Kitchen Sink

Having a clogged kitchen sink is not only frustrating and annoying but also something that can result in stinky odors from the garbage disposal. If left alone, this problem will worsen over time. The first thing you need to do is identify the culprit. From there, you need to know how to go about fixing the clog.

Responding to a Clogged Kitchen Sink

Move appliances away from the clogged area if they are obstructing access. Let’s start with understanding what might have caused your drain to become clogged in the first place. The most common reason why a drain gets blocked is because of food particles getting stuck in small curves or corners of the pipe. Also, items such as paper towels, rags, wipes, or napkins may end up in your kitchen sink. A lot of times, it’s best to remove these items by hand if they’re easy enough to reach.

Fixing the Clog

Once you remove everything from the sink, if that does not clear the clog, you have a few options. First, you can plunge the sink to try and move the clog out. Second, you can try chemicals, but we all know those can be dangerous and should be avoided whenever possible. Finally, you can call in our experts. We know what causes kitchen sinks to get clogged in many cases. Therefore, we also know how to remove those clogs. We can go through and snake the drain or we have larger tools that can work their way down the drain until they encounter the clog. If the clog is incredibly stubborn, then it may need us to go through and inspect the pipe for signs of a problem.

Trying to Fix Plumbing Issues is Best Left to the Professionals

For simple problems, you are more than welcome to try and repair them yourselves. However, when you have an issue with the kitchen sink, remember that you could have knives or sharp utensils in the mix. Plus, you may also have a garbage disposal that you need to keep track of. It is best to call in the professional plumbers here at Elk Grove Village Sewer & Plumbing today and let us help.

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