Kitchen Sink Drain
Your kitchen sink drain is the heart of your home. Preparing meals and doing dishes 3 times a day, 7 days a week, is a good reason kitchen sink drains clog up a lot. When your kitchen sink drain clogs, there are a few things you can do.
- If it’s jammed, there is a hole on the bottom of the garbage disposal. Use the wrench that came with the disposal to put in that hole, and turn the wrench to free the disposal blades.
- If the garbage disposal isn't turning on, check underneath and locate the button. Press it to reset the disposal.
Clearing the P-trap
- You will need to place a bucket under the P-trap. Remove the nuts holding the P-trap. Pull the trap off.
- Clear the trap of any debris.
- Replace the trap and pour the water in the bucket down the drain.
- Place the stopper on the side of the sink without the disposal on it.
- Fill the side of the sink with the garbage disposal halfway up.
- Hold the stopper on the side that doesn't have the disposal, so water won't shoot up.
- Turn on the disposal for 5 seconds and shut it off. The disposal will act as a water pump and will sometimes unclog the drain.
If you still have issues, one of our General Rooter technicians can restore flow to your drain. Call us today at 763-634-2564 for the Twin Cities area or 507-550-2564 in Southern Minnesota.