Slow Draining Kitchen Sink Problem

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Maggie
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Slow Draining Kitchen Sink Problem

Post by Maggie » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:42 am

What is the best home remedy for a kitchen sink that drains slow but is not clogged?


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Shannon
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Re: Slow Draining Kitchen Sink Problem

Post by Shannon » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:55 am

Pour a 1/2cup baking soda and 1/2 cup vinegar down the drain and put the plug in the drain for a few minutes. After about 5-10 min. run about a gallon (4L) of hot water down the drain. If this does not do the trick try it a couple more times. For stubborn blockages you may need to remove the plumbing below the sink and snake the main line as grease can tend to build up in it and cause this issue in the kitchen. Also inspect the P trap while you have it off to be sure the problem is not right there at that point.
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Re: Slow Draining Kitchen Sink Problem

Post by Aaron » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:47 pm

Do the baking soda and vinegar thing as Shannon mentioned, and pour a large pot of BOILING water down the drain.

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Re: Slow Draining Kitchen Sink Problem

Post by Houston Remodeler » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:21 pm

We have a long drain pipe with very little slope. We have found that running the water before using the GD and for a while after keeps the drain running free. Practice was required.

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