How to Clean Your Drains Effectively in Minutes
Guest post by Rachel Kerr
Most of us have a weekly cleaning routine that we stick to as much as we can.
However, there are some commonly forgotten areas of our homes that we can easily
forget to clean. One of the most uncommonly cleaned areas of a property is the
drains. In fact, most of us don’t give a moment’s thought to the health of our drains,
until it is too late.
Having clean drains is essential to the smooth running of your household and it helps
prevent those impossible-to- ignore blocked drains later on.
Why Do We Need to Clean Our Drains?
Cleaning the drains in your home helps to keep them running smoothly and helps
prevent expensive problems in the future, such as blockages or broken pipes. By
cleaning your drains regularly, you can get rid of bad odours and flush out organic
residue and build-ups that commonly lead to drain blockages. Drains that are not
cleaned regularly, or ever, exhibit the following signs:
– Foul odours
– Strange gurgling sounds
– Slow drainage
– Low pressure from taps
– Burst pipes
– Waterlogged garden
To avoid all these unpleasant blocked drain symptoms, it is important to clean your
drains regularly and keep them well-maintained.
How Often Should You Clean Your Drains?
When told you have to clean your drains, the first question many people ask is how often? A good drain cleaning schedule is a regular one and I would suggest that cleaning your drains once a month is sufficient.
One of the easiest ways to incorporate drain cleaning into your lifestyle is to include it in your cleaning schedule.This way, you won’t forget!
Simple Drain Cleaning Steps
So, if you’ve been reading this article you probably want to know how to clean your drains. And I won’t keep you waiting any longer! Take a look at my simple drain cleaning steps and keep your drains squeaky clean.
Dispose of Rubbish, Leftover Food, Fats and Oils in the Bin
One of the most common causes of dirty and blocked drains is the disposal of
rubbish, leftover food, fats and oils down the kitchen sink. So, don’t do it. Instead,dispose of all rubbish and debris into the rubbish bin – including oils and fats as these can stick to the side of your drains and harden, blocking your drains over time.When it comes to keeping your drains clean, prevention is key.
How to Clean the Drains in Your Bathroom
Let’s start with the bathroom, one of the rooms in the home that takes the longest to clean. The drains in your bathroom will often fall victim to tangled hair, soap scum and other debris. So, it is important the drains are cleared thoroughly once a month. Always remember to use rubber gloves when cleaning your bathroom drains! When it comes to the drains in your bathroom, it is good to clear them once a week (when you are hopefully giving your bathroom a good scrub anyway). Be sure to clear the drain stopper in the shower of all tangled hair. This will prevent blockages. Once you have cleared the drains, apply a capful of bleach and follow with a kettle of
hot water. This will help rinse your drain pipes clear.
How to Clean Your Kitchen Drains
You should clean your kitchen thoroughly once a week to see the best results. Your kitchen sink is often one of the dirtiest areas in your home, so be sure to scrub it down with a chemical or all-natural cleaner as often as you can. I would also recommend installing a drain guard to catch any food items, coffee granules, and other pieces of debris that may be washed down the drain by mistake. To clean your kitchen sink, pour a capful of bleach down the drain and follow it with a kettle of hot water. Another effective method is to use a solution of baking soda and vinegar. This combination will fizz up inside the drain pipes, dissolving any blockages. Boiling water poured down your drains regularly is an effective method for loosening debris and improving drainage flow.
Clean Your Drains Regularly
The above drain cleaning methods should be carried out on a regular basis, either
weekly or once a month, for the best results. Keeping your drains clean and clear will
help prevent problems later on by maintaining the flow and efficiency of your drains.
Rachel Kerr is a professional copywriter and is proud to write content for Coastal
Drains, a drainage company based in Lancing. Coastal Drains serve customers
throughout the UK by providing all the drain cleaning, clearance, repair and
installation services you need.