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After moving into a new home, I realized that there were a few problems that I didn't notice during the initial inspection. I started looking around at the plumbing, and it was surprising to see how many problems there were with the house. There were bad smells coming out of the drains, the pipes seemed like they were always clogged, and I was having trouble getting hot water. I knew that I needed to do what I could to prevent plumbing problems, and it all started with working with the right professional. This blog is here to help people to recognize the signs of plumbing problems.

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How To Easily & Naturally Clean A Blocked Kitchen Sink

If your kitchen sink is blocked up, there are a few natural ways that you can unclog your kitchen sink and get rid of whatever is blocking it. 

Flush With Hot Water

One of the most basic ways to clean your kitchen sink is by flushing it with hot water. In order to do this, you are going to want to fill a large pan of water and boil it on your stove. Then, you are going to want to take the pot and pour the water down the drain. This may break-up any small clog in your kitchen sink. 

Sometimes, you may need to pour a couple of pots of boiling water down your drain. When you boil water on your stove, the water is generally hotter than what comes out of your faucet, which is why this can be an effective method. 

Use A Plunger On Your Sink

A plunger is not just for your toilet. Take your plunger and use a multiple purpose cleaner to clean both the inside and outside of the plunger, especially if you have used it on your toilet before. You don't want to transfer germs from your toilet to the sink. 

Take the plunger and place it over the top of the opening in your sink. Then, pump the plunger and create a suction cup over the top of the sink drain. Move the plunger up and down to create suction; this should help loosen up the clot. 

After you use the plunger, you may want to clean the sink drain with some boiling hot water to flush away whatever the plunger dislodged and to clean your sink and make sure that no germs were transferred from the plunger to the sink. 

Break Up The Clot Using Baking Soda & Vinegar

Another great, natural way to break up a clot in your kitchen sink is by using two cooking ingredients that you probably have inside of your cupboards. Take a box of baking soda and pour about half of the box of baking soda down your drain. Then, follow up by pouring half a container of vinegar down it. 

Take the drain plug and put it over your drain. This will keep the chemical reactions that will occur between the baking soda and vinegar inside of it. These two chemicals will react with one another, creating foam that will break down whatever is clogging up your sink. 

After about ten minutes has passed, pour boiling water into your sink until it is full, then pull off and remove the drain plug. The hot water and pressure from the sink full of water should clear any debris that was loosened up by the baking soda and vinegar. 

For more information, contact local professionals like Mr Rooter.