How To Clean Your Drains In 10 Minutes

A lot of waste can go down drains and cause problems. Soap scum, food waste and grease can build up and cause major problems if left for too long. Cleaning your drains might not be at the top of your housework list but I promise you will regret avoiding it for too long.

Make It A Routine Cleaning

Try and get into a routine when cleaning your drains. Adding it to your monthly household chores is a great way to stay on top of it. Making it a monthly task will prevent you from having to seek professional help when your drains are clogged.

Use And Clean Stoppers

You should always be using a sink stopper when rinsing food and cleaning dishes. It is important to empty your sink stopper into the trash when you are done. Clean it off so there is no food waste left on that can get trapped in the drain.

In showers and tubs you can use drain screens to prevent anything from going down the drain. Clean your screens thoroughly as well to keep your drains running properly.

Use Boling Water

Instead of boiling a pot of water just for the sake of cleaning your drains use leftover water. If you make a pot of tea or boil vegetables, pour the leftover water down the drain immediately. If you do every time you have boiling water, it will help you maintain the cleanliness of your drains.

Household Items For An Effective Cleaning Solution

You can make a drain cleaning solution yourself with items that are probably already in your cupboards. First pour half a cup of baking soda in the drain followed by half a cup of vinegar. Cover the drain as the solution will bubble. Finish off by flushing the drain with boiling water.

Cleaning drains is not a lot of fun but neither is having to call in a professional when things get clogged. Did you find this useful? Follow my blog for monthly tips on home maintenance, organization, cleaning tips and more.