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Is Your Kitchen Sink or Bathroom Drain Clogged?

Is your Kitchen sink or bathroom drains clogged? If the answer is yes, you must read this article because it offers a big deal of solutions. Sink drains blocking has disrupted the normal home operations of many people. Around 60% of Kenyans are experiencing this, but before digging deep into our discussion, do you know what causes clogging? Sink clogging is caused by small particles of food cleaned off the plates and trapped within the pipes and the draining system.

These food particles, cooking fat, and oil accumulates as time moves on, hence will result in blockage. This means that proper disposal of food particles and remains will help you to avoid the sink and bathroom drain clogging.

Sink and bathroom unclogging methods reviewed in this article are known by a few people, this means that you are lucky to get this information and now you can use it to earn a living the same way farmers got the secret of making money through avocado farming in Kenya today.

Here are fast and easy ways to unclog drains naturally without struggling. Let us all stay comfortable and by sharing this information you help one another. Clogged drains are also among the easiest home repairs, you can easily make a quick fix when functioning poorly because the blockage is often caused by food waste, hair, and soap residue. So, it is not necessary to call a plumber because of a blocked sink. If your kitchen sink or bathroom drains are clogged, first try to fix the problem by yourself by following the simple methods shown below.

How to Unclog your kitchen sink or bathroom drain

Hot Water and Dish Soap

When you realize that your sink is not passing water through the pipes and draining system, of course, the immediate and cheapest method should be boiling water. Take 2 to 3 liters of water and boil then add teaspoons of liquid dish soap. Take the mixture and pour it through the drain. The method is most effective on fat and crease clogs because it warms the sticky and solid oil substances converting them into liquid form, the liquid then flows freely out of the way in all pipes. Within a short moment, you will be surprised by how this method is working and how efficient it is. It is also important to note that hot water can destroy plastic pipes easily, so if your plastics are PVC they can easily be blown away and be damaged.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

If the above method was unfavorable to you because your drainage system is made up of PVC plastic or the process did not work for you then you have another method here; baking soda and vinegar. It is also among the efficient methods that are found to produce better results if your kitchen sink or bathroom drains are clogged. Using baking soda and vinegar is tried and is proven to unclog drains. Combine a solution of baking soda and vinegar and pour the solution into the drainage system. You will witness a fizzing action making the action to be more efficient. This method removes all the particles if allowed to settle after one hour, and flush the solution with hot water to clean all the pipes creating a good flow of water. Do you know how you can use baking soda to eradicate bad smells from your mouth?

Salt and Baking Soda

Another natural method found to produce good results is using salt and baking soda. The two components offer a long-lasting solution for both kitchen sink and bathroom blockage. Using Salt and baking soda not only opens up the draining system but also removes the bad smell from the sink and food remains. Just combine the two components and pour the mixture through the drain, allow the mixture to sit there a couple of hours, and then flash with hot water.

Baking Soda with Hydrogen Peroxide

Most people are using a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to open blocked sink pipes.  If your kitchen sink or bathroom drains are clogged this is the most appropriate method to employ. Mix hydrogen peroxide with a spoonful of baking soda and pour the mixture through the drain system, you will witness a vigorous reaction proving how it is working.

Coca-Cola Soda

Coca-Cola is generally known as a soft drink, its corrosive ability burns up dirty and blockage very fast. Allow it to settle within the draining system for one hour the flash with hot water


Plungers are equipment used to force water flow through the pipes. The pressure exerted by plungers opens the way for the efficient flow of water. There are several types of plungers used to unblock kitchen sinks and bathroom sinks. For toilets use a flange plunger, for sinks, showers, and tubs you should use a cup plunger.

Wire Coat Hanger

If all the methods mentioned above did not work, then use a wire coat hanger, which is the most efficient method often used by plumbers. It may be difficult to employ a method if you are not well conversant. It involves using a special wire that is inserted into the draining system via the sink top. The wire hooks hair or any other dust that may be available. After this flash the system with hot water.

Manuel Cleaning

If you have tried all the above methods and there is no change, you will be forced to open the drain system and conduct manual cleaning also try to find out if all the parts are in good condition. Make a replacement of any part in case it is worn out. Clean all the parts and your comfort will be restored in the kitchen or bathroom. If the condition persists you will have to involve plumper.

What to do to Avoid Sink Clogs
  • To avoid regular sink clogs, you should impress running hot water through the drains after washing utensils.
  • You should have a container or a dustbin where all food remains are accumulated for disposal.
  • Establish a drain grate that will prevent food wests and soap to pass through the drain.

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