Drainage Cumbria are a drain cleaning company based in Cumbria, which is located in the North West England. We are specialized in providing professional services for cleaning clogged and dirty drains in bathrooms around the area.
Have you ever experienced the frustration of a clogged bathroom sink or drain? If so, you will be aware of how unpleasant it can be. It can be a real hassle trying to figure out how to clean it and remove the clog. In this guide, we will take you through some easy and effective ways to clean your drains with items that are readily available in your home.
Before we start, it is important to understand what is causing the problem. Bathroom drains can get clogged due to many reasons, including hair, soap scum, and dirt buildup. To clean the drain effectively, you must first identify what is causing the blockage.
If your drain appears to be only partially clogged, start by running hot water for a few minutes to see if it clears. If your sink is still draining slowly, then you need to take further action.
A combination of vinegar and baking soda is a perfect solution for cleaning drains in the bathroom. This solution is effective because baking soda and vinegar are both natural cleaners, so they won't damage the pipes with harsh chemicals.
Here's how to use it:
Pour a pot of boiling water down the drain to clear any surface debris.
Pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain.
Add a cup of vinegar. You will see a fizzing reaction, which is normal. Leave it for 5-10 minutes.
Finally, pour hot water down the drain to clear any residual debris.
Another effective tool for unclogging your drain is a wire hanger. Simply straighten it out, leaving the hook at the end. Then, insert it into the drain and begin to fish out the blockage. Be careful not to push it further down into the pipes; this can cause further problems.
If you find your bathroom sink is clogged with grease or oil, then you may find a simple solution in your cupboard - dish soap.
Squirt a generous amount of dish soap down the drain.
Boil some water and pour it down the drain.
Leave it for a few minutes and then run hot water down the drain.
If you have a wet vacuum, you can use it to remove clogs in your bathroom drain. Here's how:
Place the vacuum hose over the drain.
Turn on the wet vacuum and let it suck the debris out of the drain.
Continue this process until the clog is completely cleared.
For really stubborn clogs, another effective combination is a mix of salt, baking soda, and boiling water.
Mix a cup of salt and a cup of baking soda together.
Pour the mixture down the drain.
Pour a pot of boiling water on top of the mixture.
Leave it for a few hours, ideally overnight.
Flush the drain with hot water to clear away any remaining debris.
Cleaning a bathroom drain can be a challenging and messy task, but it doesn't have to be. Try some of these easy and effective cleaning methods to clear the clog and get your drains flowing freely.
At Drainage Cumbria, we pride ourselves in providing professional and reliable drain cleaning services in Cumbria and the surrounding areas. If these DIY methods don't work for you, don't hesitate to contact us at 01228 734162 or via email at [email protected]. We will be happy to help you.