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How to Keep your Drain Lines Clean

Posted on: December 8th, 2013 by admin

An important part of home maintenance is drain lines cleaning. It is true that you could pay for professionals but why not do it yourself to avoid its expense. A lot of homeowners would only think about their drain lines when problems occur and is usually a bit too late.

When problems arise in the drain lines looking for the service of a professional plumber would be a good option. But before you make that call, determine first if you could do the cleaning on your own. This option is good for people who prefer do-it-yourself remedy to plumbing issues and also for those who are budget conscious.

Environment Friendly Drain Cleaning Methods

  • Use of baking soda
  • Use of baking and vinegar
  • Enzyme cleaners
  • Baking soda, water, salt and cream of tartar

Baking Soda

If you experience slow draining in your fixtures, immediately try pouring 3 cups of boiling water in the sink with 1 cup of baking soda. Repeat this step until the condition in better.

Draining is slow usually after you pour grease in the drain. Rinsing your drains with this mixture could help you deal with the sluggish drain. It would be ideal that you perform this procedure when you pour a lot of grease on your drain lines.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Pouring this combination in your drains is best done in a monthly basis. This is a good practice to prevent any major buildup in your drain lines. It is also a cheap option for you.

To save more, purchase large box of soda and gallon of vinegar. Doing this cleaning maintenance is simple.  Pour 1 cup of baking soda in the drain then follow a one cup of vinegar. This combination would cause some reaction which effectively cleans that drain.

Baking soda, water, salt and cream of tartar

This mixture is best when it comes to dealing with clogged hair. It is perfect for drains in your bathroom. What you have to do is simply mix these items and pour it down on the drain. After that, pour a 1 cup of boiling water.

This is a simple yet effective way of dealing with buildup of hair in the drain lines. Better do this once a month so that clogs caused by hair would not become a serious problem.

Enzyme cleaners

These cleaners could be easily bought in the market. Just make sure that the one you purchase is eco-friendly. These are made to deal with clogs in drains and also deals with any bacteria buildup in your drain. It helps make evening on your drain run smoothly.

When the problem is serious and the steps above do not improve the condition of your drain lines. It is the time to call the service of the experts. For best plumbing service, call Orange County Plumbing. We would be glad to help you clean your drain lines effectively.

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