Imagine my surprise when I came home from work one freezing cold evening and found water flooding my basement. I ran to turn off the water and then I called the plumber. Even though it was late in the evening, the plumber immediately came to my house and fixed the busted water line. The plumber told me that I could have prevented my water line from freezing and busting if I had winterized the pipes. After researching various methods, I insulated the pipes so they won't freeze again. My name is Joel Hampton and this blog is about the different ways to winterize your plumbing pipes to keep them from freezing. Coming home to a basement filled with water is a nightmare and I hope that after reading the information in my blog, it won't happen to you.
If your kitchen sink isn't draining, try the following tips to remove the clog. Very few tools are required and you don't need any plumbing
Use The Following Materials
Try A Drain Opener
Pour a commercial drain opener directly over the drain. Wait several minutes for the water to go down. If you do not have a product like this
Cover the drain with a rag. After a few minutes, lift the
Remove The Trap
The P-trap is a pipe that sits underneath your sink that is bent at an odd angle. It is responsible for preventing dangerous sewer gases from entering your home. Place a bucket underneath it. Loosen and remove the nuts that are on each side of the pipe with a wrench. Pull out the bolts that were connected to the nuts. Gently pull down the pipe and tilt one end of it into the bucket so that the water from the pipe goes inside. Take the pipe outside to clean it.
Clean And Reattach The Pipe
Clean the pipe out with a tube scrub brush and mild detergent. Move the brush up and down to loosen any materials that
Bring the pipe back in your home and line it up under the sink. Insert the bolts and attach a