Best Way To Unclog Kitchen Sink With Garbage Disposal
How To Unclog A Kitchen Sink With A Garbage Disposal If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, you probably send a wide variety of things down the drain every day. Food scraps in small quantities can usually make it down without incident.
Oh, boy. A stopped-up drain. It'll inevitably happen with any home plumbing system and your kitchen sink is no exception. That clog won't go away on its own and will require immediate attention to keep any standing water from rising. But you don't have to resort to calling an expensive plumber or using a bottle of hazardous chemicals.
Yes, you can use a plunger to unclog a kitchen sink but before using it, clear any standing water by scooping it into a bucket, then clear out any debris, soap scum, hairs, etc., from the drain (wear cleaning gloves for hygiene).
Wait a few minutes, then remove the stopper and flush the disposal with hot water while running the garbage disposal. If the sink has two basins, the cleaner will work best if both sides are cleaned at the same time. Use the same amounts of baking soda and vinegar in the other sink drain.
When unclogging a sink with a garbage disposal, confirm that the unit is not the problem as soon as possible. Turn on the garbage disposal. If the clog is in the disposal, running it may break it up. If the disposal is not running, check to see if it has overheated. Activate the reset switch at the side or on the bottom of the unit.
If you have a double-bowl kitchen sink, stuff a wet rag into the drain opening that isn't clogged (this will help with suction). If your sink doesn't have a garbage disposal, use Drano ® Kitchen Granules Clog Remover. It creates heat inside your drain to melt and dislodge greasy clogs.