The Advantages Of Cleaning Your Drains

The Advantages Of Cleaning Your Drains

The advantages of cleaning your drains. Most homeowners have a significant blind spot when it comes to plumbing maintenance, which includes their drain pipes. We usually wait until a drain gets clogged then we jump into action. Some drains give off the foul smell of sewage in the house. With a little preventative maintenance, you can put such problems to rest. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” Unlike our automobile, very few homeowners understand the benefits of maintaining our drains. You can add drain pipe maintenance as part of your cleaning day. A couple of extra minutes can have your drains clean and flowing without ever having any issues.

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Slow-Moving Drains Are The Result Of Black Slim

The first advantage of cleaning your drains is that water moves much faster down the drain without ever having a problem. Nothing is worse than free-standing water sitting in your sink only to have the water move ever so slowly down the drain. The slow-moving drains are the cause of black scum and hair built up in your drain pipe. The clog is usually toward the top of your drain around your stopper. The black scum is a living organism made up of toothpaste, phlegm, mucus, soap, hair, and other bathroom products that build up over time.

Clean Your Drains And Prevent Black Scum From Growing

Regular maintenance can prevent black scum and slow-moving drains. Something as simple as a kettle of boiling water every couple of weeks will keep your drain pipes flowing. A couple of tablespoons of baking soda down your drain with vinegar drizzled over it will break up black scum in your drains. You may need to repeat the process a couple of times. If that does not work, it will require you to remove the stopper. With a coat hanger, its hook at the end, you can remove the hair and gunk in the drain pipe.

Cleaning your drain can eliminate black slime

Vinegar Can Remove 82% Of Mold Spores

Another advantage of cleaning your drains is, it will prevent foul odors. When junk builds up in your drains pipes, it can produce unpleasant odors. Keeping your drains clean can prevent mold spores from developing. Mold spores are everywhere, but you must allow them the opportunity to develop. Your sink drains have everything they need to grow: humidity, moisture, and bacteria. Vinegar has the ability to kill 82% of mold species. Pour a small amount of vinegar down your drain every couple weeks and let it sit for an hour before rinsing. It can keep mold from developing as well as black slime.

The Advantages Of Cleaning Your Drains

Recap-here’s how to keep your drains clean

  • Two tablespoons of baking soda with vinegar can remove black slime in your drains
  • A kettle of boiling water down your bathroom and kitchen drains every couple of weeks can prevent a build-up
  • Vinegar is an excellent form of maintenance for your pipes because it can kill 82% of mold
  • In severe cases, remove the stopper in the sink, and you’ll need to remove the hair and slim. By using a metal clothes hanger with a hook at the end, you can pull the hair from the drain, then clean the pipe with baking soda and vinegar

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