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Spring Cleaning—The Drain Edition

Spring Cleaning—The Drain Edition

Does your bathroom have a lingering odor? Whatever you do—don’t try and mask the odor with air freshener. This will only hide the smell temporarily. The only way to permanently rid your bathroom of that persistent odor is by spring cleaning your drains. You will need vinegar, baking soda, and hot water. These simple cleaning tips will help you eliminate odors in an environmentally friendly way.

Eliminate Odors

  • Pour baking soda and white vinegar down your drains. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes; then, pour hot water down your drain.

  • Do not pour boiling hot water down your drain. Extremely hot water can damage your plumbing equipment.

Eliminate Clogs

  • You can remove a small clog with a drain snake. Natural cleaners can remove some clogs as well.

  • Refrain from using chemical drain cleaners.

  • Contact a plumber if you notice pooling water or slow drainage and cannot resolve your clog yourself.

Prevent Future Clogs

  • Drain strainers will help you prevent future clogs. Hair and soap can form clumps in your drains. The gunk will accumulate in the drain, and you will have to deal with a large clog.

  • Flush your drains with vinegar and baking soda once a month to prevent build-up within your plumbing.

If basic spring cleaning does not remove your bathroom’s lingering odor, hire a drain cleaning expert. Our knowledgeable plumbers can answer all of your questions. Contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electric today. A friendly customer service representative will help you schedule a convenient appointment.

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