Kitchen Sink Plumbing Continued: Unclogging A Double-Sided Sink
In the last installment of our blog, we looked at how to unclog a single basin sink as part of our glance at kitchen sink plumbing, so this week, we’ll take a quick look at how to unclog a double-sided sink. Again, this is pretty easy stuff. Knowing how to perform fundamental plumbing techniques can save you a bundle of cash. At Total Plumbing Orlando, we think it’s important to understand basic plumbing, both for your financial benefit and for the health of you and your home.
Easy Kitchen Sink Plumbing
What you need:
- A plunger
- Rag or Closed Strainer
- Possibly an auger
Fill both of your sinks with at least 4 inches of standing water. Use a rag or a closed strainer to close off the garbage disposal side of the drain. Use your plunger to plunge the other side of the sink 10 to 12 times. If this doesn’t clear the blockage switch sides and plunge the other side 10 to 12 times. If this doesn’t unclog your kitchen sink then complete the auguring steps list above. The procedure is the same in a double-sided sink as it is with a single basin sink. Kitchen sink plumbing simplified!
Kitchen Sink Plumbing: Auguring Review
For snaking (auguring) in kitchen sink plumbing, put a bucket underneath the sink drain trap to catch the water. Disconnect the trap slip nuts and remove the sink drain trap. Manually push the auger cable 6 inches or so into the drain entering the wall. Slowly begin snaking the drain until you push past the clog. You should feel a little resistance up until you get past the clog and then should be able to feel when you clear the blockage. you can pull out the clog by running the snake counterclockwise or just flush out the blockage. Next, put the trap back on the drain and test out the sink. If the sink does not drain freely, repeat the drain auguring until you have successfully cleared the blockage.
If these steps do not work, it’s important that you call a fully licensed, experience professional like Total Plumbing Orlando to help with your kitchen sink plumbing.