We have an old house with old drains and our kitchen sink is always getting clogged up. The first time it happened my husband was out of town on a business trip and I spent hours and hours trying to get the double sink unclogged. Drano, baking soda and vinegar or just plunging it with one plunger did not get the kitchen sink unclogged. So it took a lot of time but I finally have found a fail proof way to get it unclogged that I can do by myself because I promise you that it only happens when there is no man around.
Unclogging a double sink is very easy and all you need is 2 plungers. That’s right, next time you’re at the super center just pick up another plunger.
How to Unclog a Double Sink with Two Plungers
To unclog it place one plunger on the side that has the food disposal, usually on the left side. This side will just be for making a tight seal that is easy to hold by yourself. You will not plunge this side. If you do not have a second plunger, you can try to block the other side but it works a hundred times easier if you do have a second plunger. Hold down the first plunger to make a tight seal and then place enough water in that side of the sink to barely cover the top of the plunger.
Now using your other hand, or with someone helping you, plunge the other side while maintaining the seal on the other plunger. You need to make sure that there is enough water in both sides to cover the top of the plungers.
Plunge it hard while maintaining the seal on the other side and within a few minutes you should have a totally clog free sink.
Keys to Unclogging a Double Sink with Two Plungers:
- Use a plunger in each side of the sink.
- One side of the sink will be just to create a seal against the drain hole, not to use as a plunger.
- Place pressure on the first plunger over the drain hole to seal it and make sure water is covering the top of that plunger.
- Place water in the other side, enough to cover the top of the second plunger.
- Place second plunger over the drain hole and plunge that side of the sink while holding the first plunger tight against the opposite drain.
- If you struggle with using two plungers at once, get someone to hold the other plunger against the drain line for you.
There you go! Now go clog your sink to try it out! (just kidding).
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