Effectively Clean Your Drains with These Methods

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Cleaning your drains at least once a week can keep clogs away. Not only that, it will also maintain its freshness and prevent awful waste odour. However, cleaning without the right tools and items won’t help your drain at all. There may be some food debris left out in the pipes because of cleaning with the wrong way. Learn how to effectively clean your drains with these methods.

In the event of clogs

If there are any clogs present in the sink drain then you must remove it first before proceeding with your cleaning chore.



Plungers

One of the best ways to remove drain clogs are plungers. There are different types of plunger out there so use the one that’s specifically designed for drain clogs. Before you suction the obstructions out, you must first fill the sink with water until it becomes stagnated. Now, you can squeeze the plunger onto the drain tightly and pull it up fast. You can repeat this method if clogs are still found in the drain. Always separate your drain plunger from the toilet plunger to avoid confusion and using the wrong type of plunger.

Barbed Plastic for Drains

Aside from plungers, you can also use a specialised barbed plastic for clearing off drains. It’s really cheap and is characterised as a long and flexible stick with barbs for unclogging. This tool is easy to use; just insert into the drain and wiggle it around the linings to get rid of the clogs. Barbed plastic plumbing cleaners are best used for minor clogs. If you have a massive clog in your drains then you’re better off using plungers.

After the Clogs

Once the clogs are gone, you can now try cleaning the drain. It’s easier to clean without any obstructions in the drain pipe. Just be sure to maintain a cleaning regimen to avoid clogs in the future. Call a plumber if there is still blockage in the drains even after you have tried using DIY methods.

Cleaning the Drains

  • Bleach Cleaning
  • This is pretty straightforward; pour bleach into the sink drain and leave it for around 10 minutes. After waiting, you can then rinse off the bleach with running water. Pouring bleach on porcelain sink can also help retain its white colour.

  • Baking Soda and Hot Water
  • Pour three cups of boiling water into the drain in order to eliminate odour and developing clogs. The next step is to pour one cup of baking soda. Repeat the whole process until the smell and blockade are removed. This can also serve as cleaning maintenance for your drains. Do this at least once a week.

  • Pour White Vinegar
  • Always use white vinegar as it has the most effective antibacterial properties among all types of vinegar. Just pour a cup of white vinegar and let it sink for a solid 30 minutes. You need to drench the drain with hot water or lemon juice concentrate to eliminate the odour produced by the stagnated vinegar.

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