How To Unclog A Sink

It’s very common for kitchen sinks to get clogged after a while of use. Luckily, there are plenty of simple solutions for this problem:


Baking Soda & Vinegar

This easy and effective technique will clear up most clogs. Put on some rubber gloves and grab some baking soda and some white vinegar. Measure half a cup of baking soda and pour it down the drain. Wash it down with another half a cup of vinegar. After a few minutes, wash it down with hot water. You might have to repeat this process a few times to completely clear the drain.

Baking Soda & Salt

A great alternative to vinegar is salt. However, the proportions are a little different. Measure out a cup of baking soda and pour it down the drain. Then take half a cup of salt and pour it down too. The biggest difference between using salt as opposed to vinegar is that you’ll want to wait at least a few hours before washing it down, so if you need a quick fix, this shouldn’t be your go-to. You can leave it in overnight. Once the time has passed, pour 2 cups of boiling water down the drain. Be very careful to not accidentally splash boiling water on yourself.


A classic approach to unclogging a sink, a simple rubber plunger can clear a sink in under a minute. Cover any secondary drains with wet rags as they can prevent you from creating pressure. Completely cover the opening of the drain with the plunger and push downwards to apply suction. With the plunger held vertically, plunge vigorously about a dozen times.

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