How To Unclog A Kitchen Sink

Every man should know how to unclog a kitchen sink. If not for any other reason than to be able to play the hero when your hot neighbor needs help when she needs her pipes unclogged. If you are the one trying to unclog your kitchen sink, you've probably already realized what a challenge it can be.

To unclog a kitchen sink, you will need:

  • 1-4 cups of baking soda
  • 1-4 cups of vinegar
  • a clean plunger

1. Drain the sink.  The first thing you need to do to unclog your kitchen sink with this method is to let the sink drain completely.  For a really clogged sink, this may take a few hours.  Be patient.  If your sink is not draining at all, use the plunger to plung the sink until it shows that it is draining a little.

2. Add baking soda.  When the sink has completely drained of liquid, clear any debris from the drain, then pour in 1 cup of baking soda.   Make sure that the baking soda goes down into the drain pipe.

3. Add vinegar.  After adding the baking soda, pour 1 cup of vinegar into the drain.  Stand back and watch the chemical reaction take place. Do not cover the drain at this point, doing so may cause your pipes to burst.  The chemical reaction between the baking soda and the vinegar will help unclog your kitchen sink.

4. Wait and flush.  Wait one hour after combining the vinegar and baking soda in your drain, then flush your drain with very hot water.  The hot water will help to flush out any greasy substances that may remain after using the baking soda and vinegar mixture to unclog your kitchen sink.   If your sink is still not draining, simply repeat the process.  The process may have to be repeated up to four times.  

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