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7 Ways To Easily Unclog Your Drain Without Calling A Plumber

If you find that your sink is clogged, try not to use chemical drain cleaners as they may damage the pipe. Here we list 7 natural ways to remove the blockages and clean your sink quickly and effectively. Come and check them out!

1. Use A Plumber's Snake

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A plumber's snake, also known as an auger, can help clean the drainage system. You need first to open the drainpipe and P-trap, before inserting the plumber's snake into the stub pipe behind the cabinet wall. You'll know it's a blockage if you feel resistance, and you can then break it down.

2. Pour Peroxide And Baking Soda

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If you happen to have peroxide and baking soda, you can easily dissolve the blockage in your sink. Mix 1/2 cup peroxide with 1/2 cup baking soda, and pour the mixture into the drain. Cover the drain for 30 minutes, and then rinse it with boiling water. Do that and you'll have a free-flowing drain once again.

3. Use Salt, Vinegar, And Baking Soda

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Another way to unclog your sink is to use salt, vinegar, and baking soda. Fill half a cup with a mixture of the 3 aforementioned ingredients, and pour it down the drain. In 30 minutes any blockages in your drain will be dissolved.

4. Clean The P-trap

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To clear your clogged drain, it is essential to clean the P-trap, which is usually located in the curve of the drainpipe below your sink. Loosen the P-trap to clear any obstacles while placing a bucket below to catch anything that falls out. After cleaning, you can place a new P-trap and let warm water run through it for a few minutes. With this done, you can enjoy your brand new sink.

5. Pour Hot Water And Dish Soap

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If your drain is blocked, it is recommended to flush hot water down the sink first. Note that it is best to use boiling water at around 90-95 degrees rather than tap water. After pouring hot water into the sink, all you need to do is add some dish soap and wait about 5 minutes. Then you'll be happy to see the grease and blockage removed.

6. Use A Plunger

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If kitchen utensils fail to unclog your drain, it's time to try the most traditional tool: a plunger. First, if you have a double sink, you'll need to plug the drain of the other sink. Then fill one side of the sink with enough water to cover the plunger bell, place the plunger over the drain, and firmly insert it several times. After you hear that the suction has cleared the blockage, you can then remove the plunger and flush the drain with warm water.

7. Use A Coat Hanger

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If you don't have a plumber's snake, you can use a coat hanger instead. Straighten the hanger first and insert it into the kitchen drain to pull the clog out. If the hanger is long enough, it's possible to clear the clog and clean your sink.

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