When your kitchen sink is clogged, you don’t have to immediately call a plumber or drain cleaning expert. You can unclog the kitchen sink on your own without paying a dime. Here are 5 different ways to unclog your drain without nasty harsh chemicals:
Method 1: Use a Plunger
• Make sure plunger cup completely covers drain opening.
• Make sure all other outlets are plugged with wet rags.
• Hold plunger upright and plunge 8-10 times in vigorous strokes.
Method 2: Unclog a Drain with Zip Ties
Use the scissors to cut notches in the plastic zip-tie cable to form teeth, and then insert one end in the drain to remove clogs. (via Instructables)
Method 3: Use Baking Soda + Vinegar
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, follow with 1/2 cup white vinegar. The acidic reaction should occur, and after a few moments follow with hot water. (via Thrifty Nifty Nancy)
Method 4: Use Baking Soda + Salt
Pour 1 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup salt down the drain. Let sit for a few hours to overnight. Finally, slowly pour 2 cups boiling water down the drain.
Method 5: Repurpose a Metal Wire Hanger
Unbend a wire hanger and use it to snake down the drain to try pulling things out or push the clogged object through. (via Anta Plumbing)