blocked Kitchen Sink?
Firstly, check the P-trap located beneath the sink. This is a pipe that is in the shape of the letter “U”. It is designed to keep a small amount of waste water in the pipe to prevent the smelly air in the drain from making your home smell like a sewer.
These can get filled up with debris such as excess cooking fat which becomes hard when it gets cool.
The P-trap can be disconnected and inspected with relative ease. Each trap is different, so if you are looking for instructions on how to remove your P Trap, you can find information here.
If the P trap is clear, then your blockage is probably further into the waste water system. The best action to take, is to make use of a drain cleaning specialist who offers a high pressure drain cleaning service.
If possible, avoid using a service that uses drain rods or a drain snake rooting tool. A drain snake can damage your pipes and only removes a small amount of debris
When it comes to blockages in pipes, a drain cleaning specialist is a smarter choice.
The reason is, that the standard plumbing tools used to unblock a drain, are either drain rods or a kinetic gun. These tools often cause damage to the pipes because the are forced into the pipe work and exert excessive pressure on the pipes fittings. This can cause the joins in the pipe to separate and leak.
Besides this, these tools only puncture the blockage in comparison to a specialized high pressure drain cleaning machine which uses water pressure to cut through a blockage in the same way as a water jet cuts through hard materials.
The only difference is that the water flow rate and the pressure of these machines is set specifically to cut through blockages, whilst not powerful enough to cut through the pipework.
Not only does this ensure that the entire blockage is removed , but at the same time, these machines have the capacity to dissolve fat deposits that have become hard inside the pipework.
High pressure drain cleaning equipment has the capacity to heat the water used in the process. This difference in temperature melts the fat back into a liquid state and then flushes the liquid out of the pipe into the main municipal sewer.