How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal with Standing Water

Clogged Kitchen Sink with Disposal

Imagine that you’ve just had an enjoyable dinner with your friends at your place.

And now you probably have a host of dirty tableware that you are looking at with half-closed eyes, weary of preparing the meal as well as long social interaction. So while the table is slowly starting to look like a bed in your exhausted mind, you lean over the kitchen sink and begin rinsing the dishes covered with leftovers.

Then, suddenly, a repugnant smell awakens you on time for you to realize that turbid water is about to overflow the sink’s brim! “What a disaster has come my way!” – you might think!

But stop flipping out! And don’t reach out to any chemicals or the phone to call a rescuer, unless it is someone whose help will be free of charge!

You are not even aware of the plentiful solutions to this problem you have at your disposal! Transfer the smelly water with a pitcher to a bucket and then take a look at these options!

Kitchen Sink Clogged Past Trap: How to Fix It?


Kitchen sinks getting clogged up are a natural occurrence and at some point of time, you will have to Google search on how to fix it (unless you are a plumber or have a friend who happens to be a professional plumber, then lucky you!).

If you see that your sink drains water slower than usual or it doesn’t drain at all, your initial reaction is to “call the guy”, but as a matter of fact, unclogging your drain can be as easy as pie. With a few simple tools, it will be a painless process and you will save money by doing it yourself.

These tips can help you better understand your water pipes and also learn to do something new around the house. You will be thankful to yourself for making your clogged drains work like new again, and then you can treat yourself with a beer and an episode of your favorite TV show!

Usually, pipes get clogged somewhere around the P-trap, which is the pipe in your pipe cabinet that looks somewhat like the letter P. If, however, your blockage is deeper in the system, it will make things a little more difficult for you to reach it. Keep reading and you will find out how to handle even these types of blockages!

Kitchen Sink Backing Up? Here’s What You Should Do

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When you are faced with the problem of your kitchen sink backing up because of blockage before you call a plumber – read this!

Most of the times people waste money on someone doing this job for them, but little do they know that a clogged kitchen sink can be fixed cheap and fast with just a few handy tools almost everyone has in their home.

So, if you see standing water in your sink, and pieces of leftover food floating around, don’t worry and don’t rush about calling the plumber, this article will help you solve this on your own.

Of course, if you are uncomfortable with doing this by yourself, have no shame in calling a plumbing service. We will go on with the assumption that since you are here you want to do it yourself, so let’s begin!

How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink with Standing Water

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No matter how often you eat at home, you should be aware of the fact that eventually, your kitchen sink will get clogged.

Leftover food from plates will stay in the pipe after being washed down the drain and that amount will over time collect itself into a solid form and, unfortunately for you, cause your kitchen sink to clog.

Knowing that this happens to everyone, people have found various ways to deal with this problem – from just using water to do it, using drain cleaners or plumbing snakes, buying chemical drain cleaners made especially for these situations, to actually calling the plumber!

Men in the house usually don’t like other men coming to their home and fixing things they can fix themselves, and chemical drain cleaners can damage your plumbing pipes. So, let’s talk about how you can unclog a kitchen sink with standing water on your own.

Unclog Drain with Baking Soda and Salt


Cleaning blocked pipes really is quite a nasty job. But you cannot just leave it be, as it can easily turn into a disaster.

You have tried many chemicals, but still, it seems like something’s missing. You somehow want to avoid calling the plumber, but are not actually sure what to do.

Then you start looking for some DIY solutions and suddenly you find out that you can actually use some ingredients that you never believe could work with this. For example, some people claim you can unclog drain with baking soda and salt.

Perhaps the initial impression may be scepticism, but still, curiosity seems to be stepping in and you decide to investigate a bit on this interesting suggestion. For that reason, I did a brief research and here’s what I discovered!

How to Unclog a Grease Clogged Drain

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While this is very much a common problem, you’d be shocked at how huge of an issue this can be. A grease clogged drain is the sort of problem you end up having to deal with at some point in your life, without fail.

The fact is that it’s so nasty, hard to deal with and generally disgusting only makes it worse. The stench, the unhygienic terror of it, the sheer mess of it all is daunting.

The overflowing of water caused by grease is definitely not something anyone wants to deal with. Trust me, there have been a few experiences I’d rather forget, too.

One time, my kitchen sink basically produced a waterfall all on its own, with how backed up it had become. It turned into a mess of epic proportions, one where the neighbors had to get involved because it affected them too because they lived below me in the building.

It may even sound like you shouldn’t have to deal with these sorts of problems, right? You’re careful and meticulous, as well as clean and orderly…

But it doesn’t matter. There is almost no way to prevent these issues and they will happen.