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. A lot of stinking water on your stink is very annoying especially when it does not drain even after some time of being left for awhile. Friends and families may offer suggestions but sometimes not effective even after your tried. Therefore, here are some pointers to follow in order to get your sink back up and running at no time at all.
Our first recommendation is as easy as calling a plumber. In other words, do not stress yourself out, and make it easy on your part by just calling a plumber in your area. It is easy to find good plumbers, and this you can do by searching on your directory or other means of listings. 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. It is advisable to have this tool handy and ready in your house, since you can buy this cheap in most of the hardware stores. 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.
Next tip is to remove the pipe and clean it. Below the sink is the pipe and you can unfasten it, place a bucket below to catch the water that comes out, then remove the pipe. Another tool is a wire hanger that can be used to work through the piping, and just check out first to make sure that no obstructions are present. In situations when even with these simple tools there is still a clog up, then the problem could be in the wall or below your building, which in this case you have to use a drain snake or an auger. 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.
To avoid future problems of this kind, it is advisable that you get a garbage disposal and put it under your sink. The large particles of food will be grounded first before it goes down the pipe, and this will minimize the probability of a clogged sink in your kitchen.