When should I use a snake to fix a clogged kitchen sink?

A clogged kitchen sink is a common problem in a home. Generally you can remove the clog yourself by performing a few do-it-yourself procedures. Generally using a plumber's snake is the last thing to try as it's a bit more involved.

  • Most clogs can be cleared with a plumber's helper, drain cleaner or by pouring a grease removing cleanser followed by boiling hot water down the drain.
  • When all other methods have failed you should use a plumber's snake to fix your clogged kitchen drain. A basic snake can be purchased at any hardware store or you can rent an advanced model.