What can I do about my gradually draining kitchen sink?
Always start with the plunger first. Then if doesn’t work try a liquid drain opener. Make sure to read the directions first and wear gloves to protect your hands. This needs to be used with caution as it may be caustic. Next, you can take out the drain trap and clean it out from under the sink.
If you’ve used liquid drain cleaner just before this you want to be careful you don’t splash it into your eyes because there might be some left in the trap. Lastly, in the event the drain is clogged past the trap, you may have to use a drain auger that expands from about 15 to 50 feet. Also available for older homes are enzyme-based openers which can dissolve accumulation in the drainpipes.