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How To Deal With Clogged Kitchen Plumbing

Kitchen Plumbing
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Dealing with a clogged kitchen plumbing system can be frustrating. Not to mention time consuming! This is especially true without the help of a professional plumbing company.

At Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning we specialize in clearing any clogged drain. We also give you the tools and advice needed to prevent drain blockage in the future.

If you’re interested in avoiding a clogged drain, then learn about how to prevent clogged drains. If you already have a clogged drain then this article is for you.

We will take a look at the signs to watch out for when you suspect a blocked drain, and how to deal with one until your Art Rooter technician arrives.

How Do You Know If Your Kitchen Plumbing Is Clogged?

Although it might seem obvious when your kitchen plumbing system is clogged, here is a quick checklist of some signs to take note of when you suspect a clogged drain in your kitchen.

Slow Draining

If your kitchen drain has slowed down, then this could mean that there is either a back-up of old food or something else that has gone down your drain, or it can mean that there’s a leak in your plumbing, or even a root growing into your plumbing system.

Strange Smells

If your kitchen plumbing is clogged up, you might notice some interesting smells coming from the sink in your kitchen. This is a tell-tale sign that something might be blocked and in need of a fix.

Bubbling

When plumbing is blocked, you might find bits of debris and water bubbling back up through the plug/garbage disposal in your sink. This is a definite sign that it needs to be unclogged.

Gurgling Sounds

One of the final tell-tale signs of a clogged kitchen plumbing system is the sound of gurgling coming from your piping systems. If you hear strange sounds coming from your sink, it’s time to call a plumber out to investigate and resolve the issue.

If you have been experiencing any of the above signs, and more, then we recommend you give us a call to test where the problem area is and deal with the root of the problem before more damage is caused. It is not wise to delay a plumbing repair, replacement, or to unclog a blocked drain.

Temporary Drain Clogging Prevention

Hope is not lost if your kitchen plumbing is clogged. Below we’ve mentioned a couple of ways you can temporarily deal with a clogged drain until professional help arrives.

  • Be Aware Of What Goes Down Your Kitchen Sink

    It’s all very well to recognize when your kitchen plumbing is clogged, however, we believe that prevention is always better than a cure. Some substances should be thrown in your trash can and not allowed to go down your sink or garbage disposal, some of these include: coffee grains, used tea bags, cooking oil or leftover food.

  • Boiling Water Can Do The Trick

    Sometimes a flush of boiling water can create a needed movement of blockages that might have occurred. Another option to try is to mix baking soda with vinegar, when you pour it down the drain, let it sit and disrupt the blockage. A couple of minutes later you can flush the system with boiling water.

  • Use A Plunger Or A Plumbers Snake

    It’s a good idea to attempt to unclog your plumbing systems using a plunger in the sink. This will unearth any dirt or clogged up debris and allow for the drain to properly get rid of the issue. A plumber snake is a direct way to potentially get rid of unwanted blockages.

  • Check And Clean The P-trap

    The P-trap is an elbow-shaped pipe that you’ll find underneath your sink. This can sometimes cause blockages as debris attempts to move around the corner.

Call The Experts At Art For The Best Service In Town

Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning is a division of Art Plumbing, AC & Electric. Equipped with an immediate response to your call, our team of experts are ready to fix your clogged kitchen plumbing. Moreover, we’re here to help prevent the same issue from recurring.

Save time, money, and effort by contacting us today at 1-888-773-1524.

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