A clogged kitchen sink is a very common and annoying problem. It can hinder your routine and halt your household work. This problem should be solved in time to avoid a severe blockage that might require mechanical cleaning. As soon as you notice that the water drainage has become slow, act immediately instead of waiting for it to get totally clogged. There are many ways to unclog a kitchen sink. One of the first things to try is a pot of boiling water. Pouring boiling water down a drain can often unclog a sink stopped up by grease and gunk made up of hair and soap. Also, take extra care with carrying a pot or kettle from the stove to your sink to avoid burns. If you cannot unclog a kitchen sink with the boiling water, try a cup plunger. Before you begin, stuff a wet rag into the holes on your sink’s overflow outlet if you’re working on a bathroom sink; they are usually located at the top of the sink bowl.
Alternatively, you can use duct tape to seal this outlet. Put the plunger cup over your drain and make sure you have a good seal that is right up against your sink’s surface; then push the plunger up and down with quick movements, periodically checking whether your kitchen sink is beginning to drain. In many cases, this plunger method will unclog a kitchen sink.