How To Unblock Your Drains! If you’re living in a family home, a blocked drain can often be a bug bear; whether it is in the kitchen or bathroom, determining whose fault it is that the drain is blocked (as well as whose responsibility it is to clean it out!) can be a struggle. Having water that won’t drain is frustrating, and we all know how expensive it can be to call a plumber out to solve the problem. Here, we run through a few ways that you can not only work to unblock your drain, but also prevent it from happening again in future!
Kitchen and bathroom sinks and plugholes can cause nasty odours to occur if they are not kept clean and tidy regularly. As the items that get stuck rot, bacteria can multiply and cause a smell to be release; the first step to eliminating these kinds of odours is to consider what you are allowing in near your plugholes that may cause smells to occur. In the bathroom, this could be coming from hair, toothpaste etc. going down the drain and causing a blockage, whilst in the kitchen it is food waste. It might be worth investing in a few tools, such as a drain filter for the bathroom or a compost bin for the kitchen for excess food waste.
Natural Drain Cleaners
If you’re looking for an environmentally safe way to clean out your drains, then look no further. There are a few simple ways you can work to eliminate odours and unblock your drains with everyday products you’ll find in the home.
Follow these quick steps, all you’ll need is baking soda, white vinegar and boiling water:
- Dry your sink and pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain
- Pour 2 cups of boiling water and wait for 3 to 5 minutes
- Add an additional cup of baking soda, followed up with a cup of plain white vinegar
- Insert the plug and wait for any bubbles that appear to disappear
- Finally, pour a further 2 cups of boiling water down to finish off the cleanse
Chemical Drain Cleaners
Specifically formulated chemical drain cleaners work to effectively unblock drains and eliminate odours; with these products you will have the peace of mind that that the blockage in your drain has been taken care of and that there will be no bacteria left behind that could cause smells and further blockage in future.
Preventing Blocked Drains
Working to prevent a blocked drain will not only save you the effort and time that you take to clean out a blocked drain, as well as the potential of saving money on the cost of a plumber if the blockage became unsolvable through any of the means mentioned above. Keeping on top of the cleanliness of your kitchen and bathroom sinks will help to prevent blockages from occurring, as well as keeping an eye on what is going into the sink.
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