Asked on Feb 8, 2013

best way to clear kitchen drain

KMS Woodworks3po3Eclectically Vintage - Kelly


What is the best home brew to use in clearing a stopped up kitchen drain?
3 answers
  • Try this: 1 cup of baking soda, 1 cup of table salt, one cup white vinegar. Into dry sink (make sure there's no water in it), pour baking soda, then salt then vinegar. Wait 10 minutes and flush with boiling water.

  • 3po3
    on Feb 8, 2013

    If that doesn't work, it's really pretty easy (albeit a little messy) to take apart the little bend in the pipe under the sink, which is where the problematic stuff often collects.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Feb 8, 2013

    Depending on the age of the plumbing these accumulations can be minor to pretty deep. Once the velocity of the water flow slows (due to deposits) it quickly gets worse. Proper use of the drain will also keep it running free. I would recommend pulling the P trap and snaking the wall penetration. Then reassemble every thing and run about 20 gal of pure hot water through it this will flush and dissolve minor grease deposits that remain. Then about once a month you can simply run the hot water through. I cleared my kitchen drain some 15 years ago and have been using this method every since with no trouble (or chemical additions)

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