The first time you have to deal with clogged drains can be difficult, but it doesn’t always lead to confusion and hassle. Regular maintenance is the best way to clog the drains in your home. It doesn’t take much time or money to perform this regular maintenance, and it greatly reduces your costs.
In the kitchen or bathroom, a clogged drain is incredibly annoying. And you can’t ignore the problem. Sooner or later the clog will become so large that water simply will not flow down the pipe into the drain. The situation will be especially aggravated if the household has a habit of straightening their beard over the sink, or take a bath with long hair loose. However, we do not exclude more extreme options. So what to do if the water doesn’t go down the drain, or the process is very slow? The answer, of course, is one: clean!
Weekly drain maintenance
To reduce the chance of a clogged drain, there are several things you can do weekly.
Once a week, boil a large amount of water and pour it down the drain. Pour half of the pot down the drain. Wait five minutes and pour out the rest. This simple thing will help get rid of the oil and debris accumulating in the drain. Hot water is good for dissolving grease deposits and takes a few minutes.
Monthly drain maintenance
Use an enzyme cleaner once a month to keep your drains fresh and clean. Enzyme cleaners break down organic matter in the effluent and cannot completely remove it.
Squeezing ice cubes and orange peels through the garbage disposal is a great way to flush out residue with a waste opener. Be sure to cut off the husks, as large husks can interfere with recycling. Ice easily sharpen the blades and remove any residue that may be slipping or sticking to the blades.
Clean your drains 2-3 times a year with baking soda and vinegar. Drain the hot water down the drain. Fill 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup vinegar with hot water. This combination foams and removes debris and helps kill bacteria and eliminate odors. Do preventive maintenance anytime or when the odor becomes noticeable.
Once you reasonably determine the cause of the clog, four tools and tricks can help you naturally clear the clog and remove the debris without calling a plumber.