Fortunately, there are many ways to unblock your sink with things you already have in your house. For example, you can use vinegar and baking powder to break down the food and slurry that cause the blockage. You can also use a plunger to work up enough suction to push the food through the pipes.
Depending on how severe the blockage is, you may need to follow all these techniques and repeat if necessary. And if your sink is throwing trash away, try letting it run before you start grinding food that could be in it. These are the best ways to remove the blockage from your sink.
Waste disposal no-nos
To prevent your sink from becoming clogged again, follow these tips.
- Never pour grease into your drain. Instead, pour it into an old glass jar (such as one from pasta sauce) and throw it in the trash when it has cooled.
- When disposing of waste, always run cold water instead of hot. Cold water helps to keep fat in its solid form so that it does not stick to the pipe walls. Hot water can melt it, leaving slippery residue on the pipes.
- – such as potato peels, bones, coffee grounds, pasta and more. They can damage the knives or make them blunt (bones, coffee grounds) or cause it to become sticky and clogged (potato peelings, pasta).
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Originally published last month.