The best tricks to clean and unclog the sink in a few minutes

The best tricks to clean and unclog the sink in a few minutes

We all face a problem at some point in our lives. clogged drain. In particular, it often happens in the kitchen sink because the remains of food accumulate in the pipe until finally the water does not come out or comes out with difficulty. Although the best is prevent these jams preventing food from reaching the siphon, once the damage is done there are many solutions that we can use and a series of tricks to take into account so that these are more effective.

mechanical plungers

Professional Plunger

Among the possible solutions to unclog a sink are the mechanical and manual systems and specific cleaning products to unclog. If we decide on the first, the mechanics, our skill will be crucial for the system to be effective and for us to unclog the pipe in the shortest possible time. For example, if we opt for a system of crankit suits insert guide slowly in the drain pipe until the blockage is reached, and then turn and push gently until the jam is removed.

If the plunger we are going to use is suckerIt is advisable cover the overflow opening with a damp cloth sink to prevent air from escaping, making unclogging quicker and easier. Keep in mind that in any of these cases it may be necessary perform this operation several times and there are still other methods, such as the three-piece manual professional pipe unblocker that we can see in the image above these lines and that has a price of 10.35 euros.


Professional manual pipe plunger 3 Pieces 1.6 meters toilet plunger clean pipes drain cleaner shower cleaning brush to remove hair from drains kitchen bathroom

Professional manual pipe plunger 3 Pieces 1.6 meters toilet plunger clean pipes drain cleaner shower cleaning brush to remove hair from drains kitchen bathroom

specialty chemicals

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If we have decided on a specific cleaning fluidAs in any case we will have pros and cons. It is easier to use because it practically does not require our intervention but, if the clogging is severe, it is usually less effective and in the case of very aggressive chemicals can be, in the long run, bad for the pipeline. Here the key recommendations are let the hot water run after the product acts to remove all the debris well and not wait for the pipe to be completely clogged to intervene, because if the blockage is not complete there is more certainty that the liquid plunger will work. The one in the BiOHY photo is priced at 40.08 euros per liter.


BiOHY Unblocker (1 bottle of 1 liter) + Dispenser |  Liquid, Highly Concentrated Drain Cleaner |  Toilet, For all locks |  EXTRA STRONG.  (Rohreininger)

BiOHY Unblocker (1 bottle of 1 liter) + Dispenser | Liquid, Highly Concentrated Drain Cleaner | Toilet, For all locks | EXTRA STRONG. (Rohreininger)

Homemade tricks and cleaning

Nylium

As always in these cases, the first thing we think of is some homemade trick to solve these blockages and yes, there are options, but as with liquid plungers, they work well in light blockages, if the obstruction is very severe their effectiveness is less. The most recommended option is to introduce in the pipe baking soda and vinegar, leave to act and then run plenty of hot water.

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Some opt for salt to replace bicarbonate… In any case, these methods they work better for cleaning than to clear the jam if it has already occurred. They are effective in preventing the accumulation of food remains and in eliminating bad odours. To clean conveniently there are also devices such as the flexible cleaning brush in the photo that costs 9.99 euros.


Nylium Flexible Pipe Cleaning Brush, Flexible Drain Cleaning Brushes to Insert into Drain Hole;  45cm and Flexible

Nylium Flexible Pipe Cleaning Brush, Flexible Drain Cleaning Brushes to Insert into Drain Hole; 45cm and Flexible

prevent jam

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Finally, as we have already mentioned, the best thing is to prevent clogging and in this sense we can act even before cleaning, how? Preventing food from reaching the pipes by emptying dishes and kitchen containers well before putting them in the sink, for example, also being careful when washing fruits or vegetables that parts or remains do not slip down the drain. There are filters and accessories that can make this task much easier for us, like waves silicone strainer parts of the photo that cost 14.99 euros for a set of five.


DXIA 5 Pieces Silicone Sink Strainer, Silicone Drain Protector with Sucker, Silicone Bathroom Sink Strainer, Easy to Install and Clean for Bathroom, Bathtub and Kitchen

DXIA 5 Pieces Silicone Sink Strainer, Silicone Drain Protector with Sucker, Silicone Bathroom Sink Strainer, Easy to Install and Clean for Bathroom, Bathtub and Kitchen

In my case I usually choose steel strainers to prevent, baking soda and vinegar or specific liquid products to clean periodically and sucker as a last option if things get ugly… And you, how do you solve traffic jams at home?

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HG Powerful Pipe Unblocker, Eliminates Blockages and Clears Drains Quickly, For Clogged Drain Pipes in Sinks, Toilets or Shower Trays and Bathtubs (1 liter) – 139100130

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DigitalTech® – Universal grate strainer for stainless steel sink. Sink drain plug.

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