These Five Hacks Can Help You Fix A Slow-Draining Sink, Saving You A Pricey Visit From Your Plumber

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The kitchen sink has seen it all. Everything from food scraps to bacon grease gets tossed down the drain, disrupting the flow of the plumbing. Slow-draining sinks cause water to build up and possibly some bad odors, too. Plumbing issues are a real nuisance that makes using the sink take a lot longer.

In cases where a sink takes forever to drain, a visit from the plumber is often needed. However, the costs for a professional to come out and fix the problem can make a huge dent in your finances.

Luckily, most slow-draining sinks can actually be handled at home, and you don’t even have to be a plumbing expert to get it done. So, before you pick up the phone to call the plumber, give one of these hacks a shot!

Pour In Boiling Water And Baking Soda

Start by boiling a pot of water on the stove. Then, pour it slowly down the drain. Afterward, pour a cup of baking soda down and allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes.

While you’re waiting, boil another pot of water mixed with baking soda and repeat the process until your sink is no longer clogged. The mixture of boiling water and baking soda can break down minor clogs from small food scraps or hair.

Mix Baking Soda And Vinegar

This method requires you to mix one-third cup of both baking soda and vinegar in a bowl. Once it’s mixed, pour the solution down the drain immediately.

Let it sit for an hour before rinsing it with hot water. If your sink is suffering from soap scum buildup or grease clogs, these two ingredients work as a powerful and chemical-free drain cleaner. When combined, a reaction occurs that creates carbon dioxide, which helps dissolve whatever is blocking the drain.

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