What to Do with Standing Water in A Sink

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Now imagine you do dishes in your Hamilton home and you attempt to drain the waste water from the sink. The water level doesn’t budge as the drain is plugged clean shut. You might feel helpless at this very moment, wondering what you should do. There are a few steps you can take to attempt to correct the situation before calling in the pros. So, don’t let the remaining dishes you have left to do, the cluttered counter top and the backlog of water stress you just yet! Before you pick up the telephone to call in a professional, give a few of the tips listed here a try. You might be able to save yourself some money if you do.

Use boiled water

Heat up a pot or kettle of water. As the water boils, use a cup and a bucket to get out as much of the standing water in the sink as you can. Then take the hot water and pour it down the drain. Wait for a bit to see if the standing water starts to drain. If the drain remains clogged, let the water in the sink cool down. Boil more water and make another attempt to unclog the drain. You might have to repeat the process a few times for it to prove effective. The hot water can help melt away fatty deposits, grease, and oily material that commonly clog drains.

Salt and Baking Soda Mix

With a ½ cup of table salt and a cup of baking soda, you can unclog your sink in many instances. Once you make the mix, pour it into the clogged drain. You need to leave the mixture in the drain for a little while and allow it to work. After a few hours, have passed, boil a kettle of water and pour it down the drain. This process can be repeated until the sink unclogs.

Examine the garbage disposal

See if the disposal is causing an issue since a clog in the unit can also clog the drain. Turn the disposal on and allow it to run for a minute to see if it solves the issue. If this does not work, make sure the disposal unit is working right. Some disposals overheat and have a special switch on the bottom or side of the unit to use if such an issue occurs.

A Good Ole’ Plunger to the Rescue!

If all other efforts have failed, break out the plunger. With a double sink, you must block off one of the drains while you plunge the sink. Use a stopper or wet cloth to plug up the second sink. Position the plunger in such a way that it forms a very tight seal – you must have at least enough standing water in the sink to cover the head of your plunger (the bell) for this to work. With some vigor, move the plunge up and down. You will notice a sound produced when the clog clears. Follow this with a hot water flush.

So, if you find you still have a clogged drain after all the above efforts, give Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services a call. We have the professionals to do the job for you and help you with the plumbing repairs you need.Now imagine you do dishes in your Hamilton home and you attempt to drain the waste water from the sink. The water level doesn’t budge as the drain is plugged clean shut. You might feel helpless at this very moment, wondering what you should do. There are a few steps you can take to attempt to correct the situation before calling in the pros. So, don’t let the remaining dishes you have left to do, the cluttered counter top and the backlog of water stress you just yet! Before you pick up the telephone to call in a professional, give a few of the tips listed here a try. You might be able to save yourself some money if you do.

Use boiled water

Heat up a pot or kettle of water. As the water boils, use a cup and a bucket to get out as much of the standing water in the sink as you can. Then take the hot water and pour it down the drain. Wait for a bit to see if the standing water starts to drain. If the drain remains clogged, let the water in the sink cool down. Boil more water and make another attempt to unclog the drain. You might have to repeat the process a few times for it to prove effective. The hot water can help melt away fatty deposits, grease, and oily material that commonly clog drains.

Salt and Baking Soda Mix

With a ½ cup of table salt and a cup of baking soda, you can unclog your sink in many instances. Once you make the mix, pour it into the clogged drain. You need to leave the mixture in the drain for a little while and allow it to work. After a few hours, have passed, boil a kettle of water and pour it down the drain. This process can be repeated until the sink unclogs.

Examine the garbage disposal

See if the disposal is causing an issue since a clog in the unit can also clog the drain. Turn the disposal on and allow it to run for a minute to see if it solves the issue. If this does not work, make sure the disposal unit is working right. Some disposals overheat and have a special switch on the bottom or side of the unit to use if such an issue occurs.

A Good Ole’ Plunger to the Rescue!

If all other efforts have failed, break out the plunger. With a double sink, you must block off one of the drains while you plunge the sink. Use a stopper or wet cloth to plug up the second sink. Position the plunger in such a way that it forms a very tight seal – you must have at least enough standing water in the sink to cover the head of your plunger (the bell) for this to work. With some vigor, move the plunge up and down. You will notice a sound produced when the clog clears. Follow this with a hot water flush.

So, if you find you still have a clogged drain after all the above efforts, give Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services a call. We have the professionals to do the job for you and help you with the plumbing repairs you need.

Give us a call today: 416-663-4777 for a free upfront estimate!

 

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