Are you fed up with your kitchen sink continuing to smell despite repeated attempts at cleaning it? Do you need expert help in cleaning your sink drain? Drainage Cumbria are a drain cleaning company in Cumbria with years of experience and expertise to help you clean your sink drain the right way.
Over time, food leftovers, grease, and other debris accumulate in your sink drain. These materials trap bacteria that cause unpleasant smells and can lead to clogs in the drainage system. A clogged drain can be a significant inconvenience, and you'll need to call a professional plumber to fix it. Cleaning your sink drain regularly is always a better option than waiting for it to clog up.
It's crucial to clean your sink drain regularly to prevent debris buildup and unpleasant smells. Cleaning once a month is usually sufficient to keep your sink drain running smoothly.
Before you start cleaning the sink drain, you'll need to gather some essential tools. These include:
The first thing to try when attempting to clean your sink drain is using a plunger. Begin by filling the sink with enough water to cover the rubber base of the plunger, then push down and up swiftly several times to create suction. This technique is effective because the vacuum created by plunging the drain area/bottom helps to dislodge any food or garbage waste thats stuck in the drain.
Baking soda and white vinegar are two natural cleaners that work effectively to clean your sink drain without using harsh chemicals. First, pour a cup of baking soda in the sink drain, then pour a cup of white vinegar on top of it. Let it sit for a few minutes, then flush the sink with hot water. This method will help to remove any debris and disinfect the drain.
Another method of cleaning your sink drain is using a wire coat hanger. First, straighten the hanger out, then bend one end to create a small hook. Insert the hook end into the drain and begin pulling out any debris that may be trapped in the drain. Be careful not to damage the drain with the coat hanger.
If you have a garbage disposal, consider using it to clean your sink drain. First, remove any food leftovers in the sink and turn on the disposal to grind them up. Pour hot water down the drain to flush out any remaining debris.
When cleaning your sink drain, don't forget to clean the sink. Use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe down the sink and remove any soap scum or water stains. Doing this will help prevent mildew and mold growth in your sink.
To avoid clogs in the future, you must take care of your kitchen sink. Don't pour hot grease down the sink; instead, let it cool and dispose of it in the garbage. Use a strainer to catch food leftovers so that they don't go down the drain. Also, avoid putting fibrous foods, such as celery or corn husks, down the disposal.
If you are having problems cleaning your sink drain or the clog is just too stubborn to remove, contact Drainage Cumbria. Our experienced and knowledgeable plumbers will help to diagnose the problem and suggest the right solution. Call us today on 01228 734162, email us at [email protected], or visit our website at drainagecumbria.uk to schedule an appointment. We serve Cumbria and the North West England area.