My kitchen drain blocks up when the dishwasher is draining or I run a lot of
water. The garbage disposal is clear. Is it possible that gunk has accumulated
over the years below the garbage disposal? I tried using drain cleaners, but
nothing has helped. Any ideas??
I have a simular problem with our kitchen sink, it slow to clear and the
dishwasher backs up into the sink.
I attribute it to the fact that the distance that my kitchen drain is
located far from the main drain pipe for the house and the DWV pipe. Do you
know if your plumbing is simular?
Hopefully if I can install an automatic plumbing vent, available from your
local hardware store, on my kitchen drain I can cure the problem.
I kind of doubt this is a venting problem. Kitchen drain lines are very
subject to blockage due to grease and food waste. You probably need to
snake out the line. It may only need clearing from the cleanout to the
main drain, or possibly all the way from the sink.
1 quart of ammonia, pour in drain. IF clear of other chemicals. Fill tub to
the top with hot water. Drain.
Repeat at washer location. Pour ammonia in the drain for the washer, wash
with hot water or just fill the tub with hot water and drain.
My washer was the culprit in this. It backwashes the lint into the drain. I
now use a quart of ammonia once a month, at each location. No problems in 4
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