How to fix a clogged drain or sink in Chesapeake VA.
If you live in the Chesapeake area, something in your kitchen sink, dishwasher, or garbage disposal will eventually develop clogs. There is no way to avoid it.
Although, many stopped up sinks can be fixed without calling in a plumber, you must make sure you have the right tools for the job.
Remember, if you can’t fix a clog after a couple of attempts, turn the job over to a licensed Chesapeake plumber.
Putting too much force on a sink or drain can do permanent and costly damage to a pipe or fixture.
Repairing a clogged sink sink or drain.
Fortunately, many minor drain and sink clogs can be fixed with a simple plunger.
First of all, you should partially fill your clogged sink with water, and start plunging. You must now work the plunger up and down a few times before quickly pulling the plunger off the drain opening.
If you have a double bowl kitchen sink, you must stuff a wet dish towel into one of the drain openings while you plunge the other drain opening.
Do you have a Garbage Disposal?
In some cases your kitchen sink clog may be caused by your garbage disposal or a dishwasher clog. This is not an easy problem to fix unless you know what you are doing.
You should avoid trying to fix your stuck or clogged garbage disposal on your own. It is not only connected to electricity, it can also be very dangerous.
Why you should avoid using drain cleaners to unclog your sink and drain.
- In most cases they are a waste of your money.
- Toxic fumes are Dangerous to you and can harm your lungs and eyes.
- Dangerous to the plumber, if you have to call one in.
- Damages cables.
- Can cause damage your pipes resulting in costly repairs.
- Drain cleaners can damage the finish of your plumbing fixtures.
Despite what TV commercials claim, drain cleaners usually do not work and are very dangerous when handled improperly. Our plumbers always ask if you have used a drain cleaner before we unclog the drain. Residual cleaner in the pipe is very dangerous and can cause injury to our plumber.
If you have tried your best to remove the clog from your sink, dishwasher, or garbage disposal with no success, it is time to call a professional Chesapeake plumber.
Premier Plumbing provides fast and professional service to Hampton Roads including:
- Virginia Beach
- Newport News
Why contact Premier Plumbing at (757) 436-7901.
- 24/7 Emergency Plumbing Service available
- Fast, Same-Day Service
- Fully Insured and Licensed
- Flat Rates
As a fully insured, licensed and bonded Plumbing Company, we specialize in clogged drains, sinks, and garbage disposals, and will have your problem solved quickly and inexpensively.