Sink Clog Removal in Ottawa

You pulled out the drain plug, and yet the water remains. If there’s anything grosser than washing dishes by hand, it’s having to fumble around in a puddle of greasy, scummy water that just refuses to go down the drain.

You’re faced with some kind of clog — but what’s causing it and should you call a professional plumber to unclog your sink or is there some kind of DIY fix?

One thing is for sure, that standing water is not going to go away by itself. Worry not. We’ve got the answers to all your questions right here: reasons why your kitchen sink is not draining, plus how to unclog your sink without a plumber and when to call a plumber to unclog your sink.

Out of this Word Plumbing provides the best clogged drain cleaning service in Ottawa. With our predictable pricing, there’s no guesswork. Get total peace of mind and call today!

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Reasons For Clogged Sink Drains

1. Congealed Oil & Grease

Sure, it’s convenient to pour that leftover bacon fat or cooking oil merrily down the drain, but there are consequences. Pouring grease down the kitchen drain (even a small amount from washing oily frying pans) builds up over time. That’s bad news for your drainage system — and will eventually leave you with a clogged drain.

2. Soap Scum & Detergent

An overload of soap and dish detergent is another possible culprit, especially when combined with hard water from some of Ottawa’s municipal well systems. This can create a nasty scum, which accumulates in your drain, and plumbing pipes. Once again, the unhappy result is (you guessed it) a clogged bathroom sink.

3. Food Scraps In The Drain

After-dinner cleanup is just about no one’s idea of a good time. In your haste to get this chore over with as fast as possible, you might accidentally wash bits and pieces of leftover food down the drain. Unfortunately, food waste, particularly stringy types like celery or pasty stuff like rice, can easily get stuck, clogging up your kitchen sink drain.

How to Unclog Your Sink Without a Plumber

1. Plunger

Start by plunging the clogged sink drain. Use your toilet plunger (well-washed), if you have to. A dedicated sink plunger is better, though; it’s smaller and flat-bottomed — unlike a toilet plunger, which ends in a flange. Plunging alone may be enough to take care of clogged drains. Even if further action is necessary, at least you’ve gotten rid of all that standing water first.

2. Try This Homemade Solution

Use the power of three simple, inexpensive ingredients you probably already have handy: baking soda, vinegar, and hot water. Pour ½ cup baking soda down the kitchen drain in a thin stream. Add a chaser of ½ cup white vinegar. Seal the drain opening with the sink plug and let your mixture bubble away for 15 minutes.

Unplug and follow up with 2 cups of boiling water. TIP: If you have a porcelain sink or PEX plumbing pipes, avoid potential damage; use merely hot water, not boiling.

3. Buy An Eco-Friendly Drain Cleaner

Many commercial drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals, which are harmful to the environment and damaging to your plumbing system, as well. (They’re also dangerous to kids, pets, and other living creatures.) So please purchase only an environmentally-friendly enzyme or bacteria-based brand. Use according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Using plunger to unclog drain

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When To Call A Plumber To Unclog Your Sink

Try some DIY solutions for your clog if you feel comfortable doing so. If these quick fixes and at-home remedies don’t work- Its time to call your Out of This World Ottawa Plumbers to take a look at the issue. We provide professional drain cleaning services to the great people of Ottawa.

A clog in your kitchen sink isn’t always food, your utility sink refusing to drain might be more than the paint you rinsed down it, Hair isn’t always the culprit in your bathroom sink woes, let the professionals deal with the issue in the cleanest, friendliest, and most professional way.

Whether you’re dealing with clogged sinks or requiring any other emergency services, Out of This World has a team of licensed plumbers who’ve got you covered. An Out of This World local plumber has the plumbing experience to ease your worry.

Give us a call or book an appointment online for expert drain cleaning today!

 

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