Great service from Matt and the team at Blocked Drain Plumbers. Here are the best ways to unclog a kitchen sink, and the order in which you should try them so you can unclog the sink on your own without calling a plumber. How to Unclog a Drain with a Snake A drain snake consists of a long coiled wire with a spiral spring, usually an inch thick with a handle on the other end. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. Not everyone has a commercially-sold drain snake on hand. There are longer and shorter hoses available, depending on the length of your line. A clog in your kitchen or bathroom sink can often be remedied with some simple DIY solutions like a homemade snake or a combination of vinegar and baking soda. Pulsing your finger on the trigger can also help propel the hose through the line. Start by pouring a pot of boiling water down the drain. Use a drain claw or plumbers’ snake to unclog your drain If you have a stubborn clog in your drain, using a claw or a snake can help you. Snaking a bathroom sink drain can be easy with the right tools and instructions. Applying high pressure water into the plumbing line is also another efficient method of drain cleaning. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.