Are You Experiencing A Kitchen Sink Clog?

Is your kitchen sink taking longer than usual to drain? If so, you might have a clog that needs to be removed. Click the button below to learn more about how we can restore hot water in your home!

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Kitchen Sink Clog

What is a kitchen sink clog?

When a kitchen sink pipe is clogged, it can prevent water from draining properly. A kitchen sink clog is typically caused by grease, food scraps, or soap residue that has hardened to create a blockage in the kitchen drain pipe or garbage disposal drain.

You will know you have a clogged kitchen drain when you notice water pooling in your kitchen sink. Sometimes you can even hear the kitchen sink gurgle or bubble as it slowly drains.

A kitchen sink clog is worsened if there is garbage disposal beneath the kitchen pipe because kitchen sinks with kitchen pipes and garbage disposals tend to create a false sense of security that leads to improper use. However, there are some ways you can prevent this problem.

How to prevent a clog in your kitchen sink?

A clogged kitchen sink can be bothersome, especially when it prevents you from following through with any day-to-day duties.

There are a number of measures you can take to prevent a clog in your kitchen sink:

  • Make sure that you toss all food scraps in the trash and rinse the dishes properly before washing them in the sink
  • Never place unused cooking oils or fat down the kitchen drain as they will harden and cause a kitchen pipe clog over time
  • Use vegan-friendly soap, your current soap most likely contains animal fat, which in turn builds up as grease. This build-up will clog the kitchen line over time
  • Use a drain stopper to prevent any waste from entering the kitchen drain line
  • NEVER USE Draino.  Draino is an acid, if you have metal pipes, the draino will eat through your pipes causing clogs and/or leaks
  • One way to maintain your kitchen drain line is to use a degreaser product.  The product we recommend is Citrisolve. A degreaser can help to prevent grease build-up and is safe for your drains.
  • Fill your sink completely once per week and allow it to drain swiftly. A full sink drain allows sufficient pressure to build and push any debris out of your kitchen drain line.

Rescue Plumbing

The kitchen sink is one of the most important sinks in your house since you use it on a daily basis. That is why when it clogs you want a reliable plumbing company to your Rescue! 

Unfortunately, the kitchen sink is one of the most common clogs we deal with here at Rescue Plumbing. But for you, that is a good thing!  You know that we are experienced and can help you quickly eliminate your kitchen sink clog. With our help, you’ll be back in the kitchen in no time. 

Each kitchen clog is different. Our plumbers come to your home with a fully-stocked plumbing truck that includes the equipment needed to unclog the drain and fix any piping that may need repair. 

Rescue Plumbing is ready to help you with any of your plumbing needs. Call now at (773)799-8848 for a free estimate and we will come to the rescue!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Your kitchen sink is clogged if you experience slow drainage, there are gurgling noises, and if there is leakage below your sink.

You should not use Drain-O because while it may break down the clog it will also corrode your pipes leading to larger plumbing issues.

If you have a garbage disposal use it only for materials that can easily be broken down. Oils and grease will not break down and will build up over time, so never dispose of them in the sink.

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