How Do I Clear My Blocked Drains Kitchen Sink
How you clear your blocked drains really depends on the cause of the blockage. Grease and fat are a common cause of blockages to kitchen sinks. There are a number of different ways to clear a kitchen drain.
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Boiling water for Blocked Drains
Boiling water combined with detergent is great for tackling blocked drains caused by grease and fat. This is because grease and fat have a low melting point, and the extreme heat helps to break them up. Squirt a small amount of dishwashing detergent into the sink waste and pour a kettle full of boiling water down the drain in an attempt to shift the blockage.
You can use some natural cleaners to create a fizzing effect that breaks drain blockages apart. Try pouring hot water down the drain, then follow it with one cup of bicarbonate of soda and a cup of vinegar. Leave it for ten minutes, then chase it with more hot water. A combination of the hot water and the natural cleaner mixture can break blockages up.
Some stores sell caustic cleaners that take stronger action against blocked drains. It dissolves grease, fat, and oils, making it ideal for tougher blockages. Always follow the instructions on the packaging and ventilate the room before starting.
As a simple yet effective tool, plungers can help to dislodge local blockages. They work by forming a seal around the plug hole, followed by a vacuum effect that removes the blocked drains contents.
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