So your kitchen sink has a dirty,stained,moldy odor,or you have observed that the sink is overflowing with fecal matter. It is time to clean your drain! After about five minutes of warm water and soap,you should be able to get the pipe right clean. At the same time,the hot water will loosen up the dirt. If the water is not hot enough,it will cause damage to the pipe. When you do the whole thing yourself,the odds are good that the mess will go away soon,or if it is left longer,you could destroy the pipe.
Be careful though: You don’t want to damage your drain. After the drain is free of any water,you will be able to take out the pipe. Make sure that you are washing and scrubbing the part that goes into the sewer line as well. Also,you can do this after the water has cooled down,so that you will be able to get the spot clean. If you’re going to put a sealant on the pipe afterwards,be sure that it is a solid silicone sealant. Otherwise,the silicone will be vulnerable to the weather. It’s better to get a solid sealant to prevent from rain damage than trying to put another coating on the pipe later,which can cost you more money and time.
You can do drain cleaning yourself,if you follow the instructions that come with the products that you are using. It is always best to avoid water damage,so don’t hesitate to do it yourself.