DIY tips to clean your drains
When your drains and pipes are getting dirty, you know that eventually you are going to need to call a drain cleaning service –Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου– to come and repair the damage. Sometimes though, the drain cleaning crew is not necessary as you can clean your drains on your own. You just need to be careful while doing it because you do not want to provoke extra damage to any pipes.
Cleaning the pipes and drains in between professional maintenance of your central draining system will save you from extra clogs and unpleasant odors in your bathroom and kitchen. We have prepared some (Do It Yourself) DIY tips to clean your drains and we promise that they are very easy and affordable.
We also promise that you will see a difference in your bathroom and kitchen when performing these DIYs. We will be using natural ingredients but feel free to use your own cleaners if you already have them at hand.
The number one tip we could offer you is to use boiling water at least twice a week. Either in your sinks or in the toilet bowl, boiling water works like a charm in diluting grease and heavy stains. Boil one kettle at a time and run it through your sinks. In the bathroom it is likely to break down the soap and toothbrush pieces that are stuck in the pipes Αποφράξεις Αργυρούπολη.
In the kitchen, it helps break down the grease that grasps on the pipes and collects little bits and pieces of other food scraps. If you can do it at least two times per week or after you are washing dishes with many oils and fat on them, it would really help preserve your pipes clean and grease-free.
Vinegar and Baking Soda
Maybe the most well-known hack for cleaning basically anything! Baking soda and vinegar (either white or regular) is a combination that creates an effective reaction which can remove any grease, mark, stain, anything. When it comes to your drains, sinks and toilet bowl, vinegar and baking soda can be proven effective if you want them sparkling clean.
The most amazing fact is that this combination can successfully unclog Αποφράξεις Πειραιάς your sink’s drain! Just pour one quarter of a cup of baking soda and then follow it by the same amount of vinegar. Let it fizz and watch the reaction as you might need to add a little bit more of each. After it has stopped fizzing, pour a liter of hot water and you will find out that the clog is gone!
In the toilet bowl, vinegar and soda can result to disinfection and whitening, as they can remove basically any stain that they find in their way. Use it once a month and you will never need to use chemical cleaners again!
Lemon, Salt and White Vinegar
If you need to make a room smell nicer go with this one. You will need to get the juice of two lemons, two tablespoons of salt (and maybe baking soda too) and one cup of withe vinegar. Throw the salt and the lemon juice into your sink and by using a brush or even half a lemon, scrub your sink until you are happy with the results. Do not forget to brush the silver parts of the faucet too as salt works wonders on them.
After that, wash the remains with the vinegar followed by water. You will not believe the difference three simple ingredients make! The combination of these three will also clean the pipes of the sink. If you have a garbage disposal unit in your kitchen sink, throw those lemon cups in there and run it before you rinse with the vinegar. It will smell amazing and your pipes will be squeaky clean!
The good old dish detergent can also work wonders on your toilet bowl and drains. For the sink drains you can dilute two tablespoons in a liter of hot water and run in through the drain. The detergent will probably break down the grease and masses that are stored in your pipes. It might not work that well, but at least the hot water will remove the bigger chunks.
If you think that your toilet bowl is about to be clogged –Αποφράξεις Πεντέλη-, prepare the same mixture mentioned above and maybe double it and pour it with force down the toilet bowl. It will push anything that is blocking your toilet, or at least it will stall the clog for a few days.
Vinegar and paper towels
This DIY is great if your sinks and faucets are made out of stainless steel plus the vinegar is great for the pipes as we have mentioned before. Take four or more paper towels and soak them in vinegar. After that place them all over your sink, covering every inch of it, including the faucet.
The vinegar is a great disinfectant and it helps polish the stainless steel of your sink. Remove it after 25 minutes and rinse with water. Your sink was never as clean as now and we bet that you are not going to use chemical cleaners again!
Fabric Softener for the bathroom floor drain
If you have noticed a weird, nasty smell coming out of your bathroom floor drain, then it is time to give it a deep clean. This particular drain, contains products from your bathroom sink, bathtub and even your washing machine. This means that a lot of shampoo, lint and toothpaste pieces are all over it.
Remove the lid of the drain and toss it in a bowl of vinegar and hot water. Let it soak for as long as possible as it might be very dirty. Move on to the inside of your drain and pour some hot water in it so that you see how clean or dirty the inside is. You can now grab an old toothbrush and using some baking soda, scrub the edges and whatever part is reachable.
Do not forget to rinse with your water. It will be easier if you open the bathtub socket so that the water gets absorbed easier. When you are happy with the results, pour a cup of fabric softener and let it sit overnight. Rinse it in the morning and all the annoying odors will be gone!
If you have a clogged drain though, it is better to call a drain cleaning crew to take care of it.