If you live in Cumbria, you may have noticed a black ring around your sink drain. This can be caused by a buildup of soap scum, hair, and other gunk that accumulates over time. It can be gross and unsightly, but it is a common problem that can be fixed with a few simple steps. In this article, Drainage Cumbria, a drain cleaning company in Cumbria, will guide you through the process of cleaning the black ring around your sink drain.
Before you begin cleaning your sink drain, you will need to gather a few supplies. Here's what you'll need:
Before you start cleaning your sink drain, it's important to protect yourself. Wear gloves to protect your hands and goggles to protect your eyes (if you have them). This will ensure that you don't get any of the cleaning solution in your eyes or on your skin.
The first thing you need to do is to remove any visible gunk around the sink drain. This can be done by using a small brush or your fingers. Remove as much of the gunk as you can to make the cleaning process easier.
If you have a kettle, boil some water. You'll need this later in the cleaning process.
Pour about cup of baking soda down the sink drain. Make sure that you get as much of the baking soda into the drain as possible. You may need to use your fingers to push the baking soda down the drain.
After you have poured the baking soda down the drain, pour about 1 cup of white vinegar down the sink drain. You should see some fizzing and bubbling as the vinegar reacts with the baking soda. This reaction will help to break down any buildup in the drain.
After you have poured the vinegar down the drain, let the solution sit for about 15-20 minutes. This will give the solution time to work and break down any buildup in the drain.
After the solution has sat for 15-20 minutes, pour boiling water down the sink drain. Be careful when pouring the water, as it will be hot. The boiling water will help to flush out any remaining gunk and unclog the drain.
If the sink drain is still clogged or if you can still see a black ring around the drain, repeat the process again. Sometimes it takes a few tries to completely remove all of the buildup in the drain.
If you have a black ring around your bathtub sink, the steps are the same as for a sink drain. Follow the steps above to remove the black ring.
Cleaning a black ring around your sink drain can be a hassle, but it's not impossible. By following the steps above, you can easily remove the buildup and restore your sink drain to its former glory. However, if you find that the problem persists, it may be time to call in the professionals. Drainage Cumbria, a drain cleaning company in Cumbria, can help fix any drainage problems you may have. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news and never miss a thing. Contact us today at 01228 734162 or visit our website at drainagecumbria.uk to learn more about our services in Cumbria and the North West England area.