12 Jun Kitchen Sink Back up
Is your kitchen sink backing up? Does it slowly drain leaving behind grease and grim? There may be a larger underlying problem that should be addressed! There are many reasons a kitchen sink drain may clog. The largest reason for kitchen sink back up tends to be food down the garbage disposal. The garbage disposal is not your friend unless your friends come over and purposely cause your kitchen sink to back up by forcing food into the drain. You should also never pour any type of grease or oils into your drain. Over time they will cause heavy blockages which may require heavy-duty equipment to unstop the drain. So what happens if you do have a backup?
Well, let’s start off with stay away from those draining opening products. Most will contain some type of acid which will cause more damage than good. The best thing to do is call in a licensed plumber. A plumber will have the proper tools and knowledge to get the drain open and running in no time. The most common way to clear this type of stoppage would be a sewer snake machine. A cable machine is basically a wire that is able to be pushed down the drain from an opening and scrape the blockage or build up from the pipe walls. There is also hydro jetting which you can read more about on our website www.Rhino-Rooter.com or go back to our main blog page. And please remember that we are here to help so if you have questions please call us! You can reach us day and night at (954) 651-3229 in Broward County or (561) 717-8523 in Palm Beach County!
This was how the kitchen sink was when we arrived on site. The homeowner could not get the drain working.
This was after our plumbing team was able to fully repair the kitchen sink drain. Now the drain flows like new.