In everyday life, a kitchen sink is absolutely irreplaceable, but usually it is not appreciated until something breaks. A clogged sink creates a lot of problems: unwashed dishes accumulate and accumulate, and the cooking has to be curtailed. This article will show you how to clean your sink.
Method 1 of 3: Cleaning Your Kitchen Sink Using a Pump
Step 1. Partially fill the sink with hot water
Step 2. Place the pump over the drain hole
If your sink is in two parts, then place all the sponges and rags in the unclogged part, so the pressure from the pump will go to the congestion.
Step 3. Start pumping water
Move the pump to the side and see if the water drains.
Step 4. Continue pumping until the congestion is resolved
Method 2 of 3: Cleaning Your Kitchen Sink with Vinegar and Baking Soda
Step 1. Put on a pair of rubber gloves
Take a bowl or mug and scoop any water that has collected from the sink. Pour the water into a bucket.
Step 2. Push 1 cup of baking soda into the drain hole
If necessary, you can use a spatula for this.
Step 3. Pour 1 cup of vinegar into the drain hole
Plug the drain hole with a plug, then the vinegar will go down the pipe.
Step 4. Leave it on for 5 minutes and let the mixture thin the mash
Then turn on warm water and see if water leaks out.
Step 5. If warm water does not go away, pour four cups of boiling water into the hole
If you still can't get rid of the mash, reapply the vinegar and baking soda mixture.
Method 3 of 3: Cleaning Your Sink with a Cobra
Step 1. Open the cabinet under the sink
Place a bucket under the pipes to prevent water spilling onto the floor.
Step 2. Disconnect the siphon, bent pipe
- Try to unwind the PVC pipes with your hands.
- If it doesn't work, use an adjustable wrench.
Step 3. Pour the water from the siphon into the bucket
Check the siphon for blockages and clean if necessary.
- If you find a blockage in the siphon and unclog it, replace the siphon and turn on the hot water to see if the water is draining.
- If the sink is still clogged, read on to learn how to use the cobra.
Step 4. Remove the horizontal pipe connecting the siphon and the pipe that goes into the wall
Stick the cobra into this tube until you feel resistance.
Step 5. Pull about 46 cm out of the pipe
Tighten the clamp.
Step 6. Turn the handle clockwise
At the same time, push the cobra deeper into the pipe.
- If the cobra catches on something, turn the handle counterclockwise and pull out the cobra.
- If the cobra bumps into something again, keep pulling it out and turning the handle clockwise until you catch the jam.
Step 7. Get the cobra out of the pipe
Screw the horizontal pipe and siphon back on.
Step 8. Turn on the hot water and see if the water comes out
If it leaves, but slowly, use a pump to remove the remnants of the mash.