Eco-friendly Cleaning Options for Drain Maintenance
Keeping drains clean using a maintenance program is often less costly than calling a plumber every time a sink or toilet backs up. Plumbing professionals are great for fixing issues such as clearing a clogged drain or fixing a leaky pipe, but weekly drain cleaning maintenance is a simple and easy method of caring for your home’s plumbing in between professional drain cleanings by your Brooklyn plumbing professional. Following are some great cleaning options that are both harmless for you and the planet. Learning the right way to maintain your drains will allow you to implement the right techniques that can help keep your drains cleaner longer, and keep away foul odors that can lurk in your drain.
Homemade Drain Cleaners
The hot water or baking soda and vinegar methods work great for weekly cleaning of your home’s drains. Try slowly pouring boiling water into it as it drains, along with a half a cup of baking soda and a half a cup of vinegar. After the foaming has died down, follow it up with a few quarts of boiling water. This will leave your drains clean and fresh.
Organic Drain Cleaners
If you don’t want to make your own cleaner using basic household products, you can also purchase a product like Bio-clean or Earth Friendly Products enzyme Drain Cleaner. Apply these as directed when your drains are not going to be used for a few hours to let the bacteria colonize the drains. Do not run water afterward, or you simply rinse the product away before it does any good. Using these as part of a regular maintenance program will reduce or remove foul odors and keep the drains running smoothly.
A good maintenance program will keep the plumber away for longer and save those appointments for when you really need them, like when your 3-year-old flushes all his Lego’s down the toilet or your preteen decides to pour melted wax down the kitchen drain!
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