There’s nothing more annoying than a clogged kitchen sink, especially when you have a stack of dirty dishes waiting to be washed.
But between the old food, soap, and other debris, the drain can get pretty clogged up from time to time, which can lead to bad smells and hard-to-budge blockages, causing absolute mayhem in the kitchen.
While most sinks these days have plugs that catch food and other dirt, stopping it from going down the drain, it doesn’t mean you’ll always stop debris from slipping through.
When our drains become blocked, it may be tempting to reach for the bleach or a drain acid. But before you do, try these easy, chemical-free solutions for a quick fix.
It turns out all you need is a little bit of baking soda and some vinegar to fix a clogged kitchen sink drain.
To get started, pour about a half-cup of baking soda into the clogged drain, followed by an equal amount of white or apple cider vinegar. The mixture will foam and fizz up, eating away at all the dirt and debris clogging up the sink. Once it’s stopped foaming and fizzing, just rinse some water through the sink.
Revive your sluggish sink in the blink of an eye using the most straightforward approach—no fancy tools required, just a trusty kettle and running water. Simply bring a kettle to a boil and pour its scalding contents directly down the drain. Watch as it works its magic, dissolving away any lingering food bits, soap, or debris that’s been causing the blockage. It’s a hassle-free remedy that lets you enjoy a smoothly flowing sink without breaking a sweat.
This is another useful combination to keep on-hand in case your sink clogs up in the near future! Mix about a half-cup of baking soda with an equal amount of table salt, and pour down the blocked drain. Let the mixture sit for 10 to 20 minutes, then pour boiling water down. The baking soda, salt and boiling water will cause a chemical reaction that should dissolve some of the dirt and debris clogging up the sink. If it doesn’t work the first time, you can repeat this process.
If all else fails, head to your wardrobe and pull out an old wire coat hanger and straighten it out as best as you can. Then, bend a hook on one end and use it to pick up any nasty stuff you can reach. (Just be careful not to scratch your sink with it!) Once you’ve gotten all the gunk out, just rinse some hot water through the sink.
Say goodbye to kitchen sink woes with these simple and effective remedies that don’t involve reaching for harsh chemicals. Whether you’re unleashing the fizzy power of baking soda and vinegar, performing a scalding water revival with a trusty kettle, or concocting a dynamic duo of baking soda and salt, these easy fixes promise to rescue your sink from the clutches of debris and unpleasant odors. And if all else fails, the humble wire coat hanger steps in as the unsung hero, helping you navigate through the mess. Bid farewell to the chaos and welcome a kitchen where a smoothly flowing sink awaits, free from the annoyance of clogs and the burden of dirty dishes.
Your kitchen will thank you for it!