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How to unclog your kitchen drain.

Our kitchen drains handle a lot of the waste from when we cook. That being the case, it is only a matter of time before it gets clogged. Because of the fats, oils, fruit peels, vegetable scraps etc. that end up in the drain a hard to reach and maybe even harder to clear clog may form.

Clear your clog.

Here are a few solutions to try before you need to call your plumber.

Use a plunger.

The first and possibly the simplest is to use a plunger. Almost every household has one of these. By simply creating pressure in your system it may be enough to push out the clog.

Baking soda and vinegar.

Start by pouring some hot water down your drain. Followed by a cup of baking soda then a cup of a half and half mixture of water and vinegar. The reaction between the two will cause bubbling which will loosen up the clog. Leave for up to 10 minutes before flushing with more hot water.

Removing and cleaning the sink trap.

If you’re willing to get a little dirtier, you can unscrew the trap under your sink and clean it out. If the clog is in the trap or near the start of the drainage system, this will be an effective way to clear it.

Use a drain cleaner.

You can use a drain cleaner or a digester, usually intended for pit latrines. Introduce the cleaner into the system, depending on the instructions it may be a few hours or an overnight process.

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