When a kitchen sink becomes blocked, this can be such a pain. Rinsing your dishes before popping them in the dishwasher becomes a chore when the sink isn’t doing its job. It can smell and be very unpleasant for you.
When this happens, we’re your go-to guys to fix it. At Fixed Fast Plumbing, we can be with you ASAP to get your blocked kitchen sink cleared out quickly. We do it right first, so you won’t need to keep struggling with a jammed-up sink.
Why Is My Kitchen Sink Blocked?
There is a myriad of reasons that kitchen sinks get blocked. When it happens, it can throw a spanner in the works. Everything becomes harder, from washing your dishes to rinsing off your veggies. Here are some reasons your kitchen sink drain might have become blocked:
Food scraps are among the most prominent instigators of sink blockage in kitchens. When you rinse your plates and pots, any food stuck to them goes into your sink drain. While you may scrape some of this out and throw it in the bin or your garbage disposal, a lot will still end up slipping down the drain.
This happens especially with smaller foods such as peas, rice, and other scraps. Bread and cereals especially tend to stick in your pipes.
Once the food is down the drain, it starts to decompose. Think of your compost bin and how the food there looks and smells. You could have a clump of this decaying food festering in your drain.
You’ll want this fixed as soon as possible before it starts to leech out a horrible smell into your kitchen. Contact Fixed Fast Plumbing, and we’ll sort it out for you.
Another major contributor to kitchen sink blockage is grease. Ever chucked too much oil in your pan, so you tipped some down the sink? Many people do this, not realising that the oil can build up down your drain. Many foods contain grease. Even washing the bacon grease off your frying pan can contribute to grease build-up.
Over time, it can form into a reasonably solid clump that stops the water from draining correctly out of your sink. You may hear gurgling noises when the sink is draining. This is an early warning sign that there’s an obstacle to water draining out of your sink.
If you have children, you never know what they are up to when you’re not looking. They may throw something down a drain. Some children love playing with water. So, when playing with their toys, they may want to do it in the sink to splash around. Unfortunately, sometimes this can result in a tiny barbie shoe or the wheel of a small truck going down the gurgler.
If this has happened, it is unlikely that a simple drain cleaner from the supermarket will unlodge it. It would help if you had experts to come in and retrieve the item that’s gone down the drain.
Main Symptoms of a Blocked Sink
Two main things might happen if your sink is starting to get blocked:
A Nasty Stench
This can happen because decaying food is lingering in your drain. Just as the compost starts to smell, if you wait too long to take it out, this food will too. The longer you leave it, the worse it will smell. It is best to get it dealt with ASAP.
When the water in your sink is sitting stagnant rather than draining away rapidly, you know you’ve got a clogged kitchen sink. Your water should be draining and clearing your sink with ease. If this isn’t happening for you, get us in, and we’ll sort it. You’ll have no more worries about your sink not draining.
How We Can Help
You can attempt DIY ways to unclog your clogged kitchen sink of coffee grounds, food waste, soap scum, corn husks, hair, grease and other debris. Don’t forget to wear gloves. Pour boiling water into the kitchen sink to loosen the blockage. You can also mix white vinegar and baking soda (cup of baking soda) with hot water. Or use a plumber’s snake, wire coat hanger or toilet plunger to push the blockage away down the clogged drain. Be careful about using chemical drain cleaners you’ve purchased in your local hardware store. These drain cleaners have harsh chemicals that can damage your pipes and are health hazards.
But the best solution you can do is to contact us to give you a hand with your clogged garbage disposal and blocked kitchen sink in Sydney. We’ve helped hundreds of people successfully clear the drains in their homes. We will be your right-hand man when you don’t know where to turn.
Our friendly team is here to help with any drainage or plumbing issues you might have.
We provide up-to-date training for our staff to ensure they are highly knowledgeable about all the trade tricks. At Fixed Fast Plumbing, we keep up to date with the latest drainage technology. This ensures that you are getting the best service possible.
At Fixed Fast Plumbing, we value being upfront and honest. That’s why you’ll be charged the price you were quoted — no hidden costs or fees.
We are here to help you, and being upfront and honest is a massive part of that. Get in touch now to get that annoying clogged garbage disposal and blocked kitchen sink sorted once and for all.