How Do You Snake A Drain In A Kitchen Sink??



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How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink Drain — by Home Repair Tutor


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Can you snake a kitchen sink?

When a kitchen sink clog cannot be cleared by using a plunger or by removing the trap the next thing to do is to snake the drain. Note: In a pinch you can try using a top snake to clear a clogged kitchen sink drain. Usually a top snake is not a good option for a kitchen sink stoppage because the cable is not very long.

How do you unclog a drain with standing water?


  • Clear all the blockage from the drain.
  • Remove all standing water from the sink or tub.
  • Clear the overflow drain if there is one, then plug it with a rag.
  • Begin plunging the drain, pushing in and out.
  • Run hot water down the drain for 5-10 minutes to clear any other blockages.

How do you unclog a double sink with standing water?

Another way to clear a clogged double kitchen sink is to use a salt and boiling water solution. First, remove the standing water from the sink. Then pour a half cup of salt down both drains, followed by boiling water. Wait five minutes and run hot water down the drain to clear it of the solution.

What is the best way to unclog a kitchen sink?

Don’t Call The Plumber Just Yet: 9 Ways to Unclog a Kitchen Sink Drain

  1. Boiling water. This is the easiest and least expensive solution of all, which makes it the best one to try first.
  2. Disposal.
  3. Salt and boiling water.
  4. Vinegar and baking soda.
  5. Baking soda and salt.
  6. Plunger.
  7. P-trap.
  8. Plumber’s snake.

Does Drano work on kitchen sinks?

You can use Drano® Clog Removers to unclog a kitchen sink, bathroom sink, shower or clogged bathtub, but DO NOT use them in toilets. For preventive drain cleaning, you can use Drano® Max Build-Up Remover in drains, toilets and even septic systems.

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