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What to Do if Your Kitchen Sink is Gurgling

What to Do if Your Kitchen Sink is Gurgling

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A gurgling kitchen sink is the last thing anyone needs on a busy week. So, when one comes around, you want answers and you want answers fast.

On this page, we are going to tell you more about what you can do if your kitchen sink is gurgling, and why it might be happening in the first place.

We hope this helps and we hope all your plumbing woes come to an end very soon.

What Does a Gurgling Sound from a Kitchen Sink Mean?

There are a few different reasons why you might currently have a gurgling kitchen sink. Including…

A blocked vent pipe is the most likely culprit of your gurgling sink, especially if the gurgling noise happens when water drains out of your sink and down the drain pipes. 

Gurgling noises can be caused by a clogged vent pipe allowing less air to flow through and therefore it takes more time than usual to replace the lack of air caused by the blockage. 

As the air struggles to get through the air admittance valve that is when the gurgling noise can begin.

Blocked garbage disposals and blocked drains can also be culprits, so you can try and rule these options first. 

You can try a chemical drain cleaner  to drain the drain pi pe and garbage disposal of any debris, soap residue, or blockages caused by food particles or mold. 

You can also try a home remedy and pour boiling water alongside baking soda and vinegar down the sink to try and clear the drainage system.

This can be a good alternative if you don’t like chemical drain cleaners in your home.

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What Should You Do about a Gurgling Noise Coming from Your Kitchen Sink?

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As we have said, the first thing you can do to fix a gurgling kitchen is to unblock the drain pipe from any food debris or blockage that might be causing an issue.

If you do this and nothing changes, it is likely that the air movement is still being restricted in your drain system 

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