Blocked Kitchen Sink? We’ve Got You
Have you got a drain blockage in your kitchen sink drain? Slow-draining water, or perhaps a bad odour coming from the sink trap? Get your blocked kitchen sink fixed today with our professional plumbing services in Sydney!
With our experts, we don’t just give you a quick fix, we assess the issue to find the root cause and ensure we have the best and long-term solution for your drain clog that suits your budget. And the best part? Our team are available 24/7 across many regions of Sydney, so when you call us, we are never far away.
Get your blocked sink fixed quickly with us. Give us a call on 1800 349 338 to speak to our friendly team about how we can assist you!
Local Sydney Drainage Specialists, Here For You
Fixed Today is your blocked drain experts!
We understand how annoying a blocked kitchen sink can be, so we are here to help you. With over 15 years of experience, we are one of Sydney’s most trusted plumbing companies.
Our expert team is always available to provide the best possible solutions. We can clear a blocked kitchen drain. We will thoroughly assess the plumbing system to determine the root cause of the blocked kitchen drain. After that, we will remove the drainage pipe and check the pipelines.
To ensure we provide you with the best and most efficient service, we use the latest tools and equipment, we can detect difficult blockages and leaks. Our plumbers carry CCTV cameras, jetting equipment, pipe-locating equipment, and electric eels. Not only that, but we also kill tree roots through root treatment. Tree roots invading your pipes can also be a big culprit in blocking your drainage system.
What Causes Your Sink To Be Blocked?
A blocked kitchen sink can happen over time, and you mostly only notice the blockage when a foul odour is lingering around from the drain or water is not flowing easily. A clogged sink can occur for many reasons.
- Over time, even with a drain trap, grease (especially bacon grease), debris, dirt, food scraps, paper towels or food wrappers accumulate in your kitchen drain, causing a blockage. These common causes of blockage hinder the smooth functioning of the drain. When grease goes down the kitchen sink, it solidifies and forms large clumps.
- Grease and fat can accumulate inside the drainpipe or the kitchen drain’s p trap, causing blockages and overflowing the affected plumbing fixture. They also result in everything turning smelly, messy, and unclean. Grease, oil, and fat are typical by-products of foods or cooking processes like meats, food scraps, dairy products, butter, coffee grounds, rice, eggshells, fat-based soaps, and detergents. Anything else that comes from food or is used for cooking can cause a grease-clogged pipe.
- The kitchen sink clogs can also be the result of faulty plumbing. While installing plumbing fixtures, mistakes can happen. At times, the kitchen sink pipes collapse, or cracks appear, which cause damage to your property. So, if you have a drain trap and you still get a clogged drain even if it’s newly installed, it might be a case of improper plumbing installation.
Determining what’s causing your blocked kitchen drain is essential to unclogging a kitchen sink. Hence, a clogged drain pipe or a blockage in the p trap isn’t something that you can ignore. When you notice the tell-tale signs of a blocked drain and blocked sinks, such as nasty smells, loud gurgling noise, or slow water draining, it’s time to contact a trusted plumbing agency.
Why Fixed Today For Your Sydney Plumbing?
Hiring a professional plumber can be daunting. But we want to make it as simple for you as possible. We carry a promise with every service you deliver, ensuring you are satisfied with our workmanship and our team.
Here at Fixed Today, we only have professional and licensed plumbers. We’ve earned a good reputation with over ten years of experience serving Sydney, its homes and businesses, and we want to keep it that way. You can ask around, or we’ll provide you with references and a portfolio of our projects.
Our pricing is upfront and fixed, so no hidden costs are involved. You can make the best-informed decision for your home, especially our kitchen sinks. And have the confidence that we are always transparent with our information. You will only be getting a professional and honest assessment from us.
We do not offer quick fixes,’ believing that putting a band-aid over the problem with your kitchen sinks is not helping you in the long term. We offer a workmanship warranty on all of our blocked drain services, and our plumbers are licensed, insured and ready to help you!
Can You Tackle The Blocked Drain Yourself?
Nothing is more frustrating than having a clogged kitchen sink. And this is a prevalent plumbing issue as your kitchen is used daily. But it would be best if you were cleared of any blockages and leaks to work effectively with the rest of the plumbing in your home. Suppose you notice your kitchen sink is blocked. In that case, you’ll probably be tempted to solve it yourself, thinking you can pour boiling water down the drain to loosen the gunk (boiling water may not be suitable for your PVC pipes) or use baking soda and vinegar (white vinegar or apple cider vinegar works best) to clear up your clogged sink. You may even buy chemical drain cleaners.
You can DIY your way through it if it’s a simple blockage. There are various ways to unclog. You can manually remove the blockage. Use a drain snake or a wire coat hanger (cover any overflow spouts or second plug holes if you have a double sink), or go to your local hardware store and purchase a drain cleaner. You can even go with the natural alternative by using a natural drain cleaner like a white vinegar mixture combined with the baking soda method. Remove any standing water and utilise your homemade mixture of boiling water (hot tap water can also be effective), about half a cup of vinegar and a cup of baking soda to flush out the materials causing the blockage.
Also, you can install a drain trap to prevent food waste from entering the drain opening and clogging the drain pipe when washing dishes.
You can also utilise a plunger to remove the blockage in your clogged drains. You need to check your garbage disposal before using the plunger. You can place a pan or bucket underneath the drain to catch any water or debris that may fall out. You’ll need to create a tight seal around the plunger in your drain opening, then pump the plunger up and down until the clog gets sucked away and your blocked sink drains correctly. Sometimes, all it takes is a good plunge to remove the blocks. If the water drains, you’ve cleared the clog in your kitchen sinks and kitchen drains. It’s a long and repetitive process, but it can get you the desired results.
But no matter how simple or complicated the plumbing problem is, a baking soda mixture, boiling water or warm water, drain cleaner, and a drain snake or plumber’s snake may not be the best solution. The best course of action is to get help from a licensed plumber. Aside from the advantage that you can save time, they know how to clear your sink drains from clogging and give you the best solution. And what you consider minor may be a major underlying issue.
Let’s Unblock Your Kitchen Sink!
To lessen clogging incidents in your kitchen, be mindful of the waste you throw and what goes into your garbage disposal. Create proper garbage disposal for leftover food. Garbage disposal is intended for something other than coffee grounds, seeds, pits, and nuts, creating havoc on filters and drains. Also, long peels or stringy vegetables like celery and corn husks can get wrapped around the blades and accelerate build-up in the drain. If you’ve got garbage disposal, ensure you don’t overload it. And keep periodic maintenance to clean your garbage disposal.
It may be impossible to avoid grease buildups in the kitchen pipe or the p trap, but a little discipline will help prevent clogs from happening again.
While fixing a blocked kitchen drain alone might seem like a problem, getting in touch with us is not. We are available around the clock, seven days a week, and you can call us on the helpline number on our website.
To book our services, all you have to do is give us a call or write to us. Our customer service representatives are on standby to take your call for emergency plumbing services. We’ll be at your premises at the earliest time possible. So, please do not wait any more and call us today!