Are you experiencing unpleasant odors in your bathroom or kitchen? Does your sink overflow with water, debris, and gunk? If so, you need to clean your overflow drain. Drainage Cumbria is a drain cleaning company in Cumbria, North West England that can help you with all your drainage issues.
The sink overflow is a hole at the top of the sink or on the side of the basin. The purpose of an overflow drain is to prevent the sink from overflowing. When the water level in the sink reaches the overflow hole, it drains away through the overflow channel and back into the drain.
The overflow drain of a sink is often overlooked during regular cleaning. However, it tends to accumulate dirt, debris, and gunk that can cause unpleasant smells and clogs. The back area of the sink and overflow channel tend to be the places that need the most attention.
When water flows down the sink, it creates air suction. If there's any gunk or debris in the overflow drain, the suction tends to tangle them up, causing nasty odors. In some cases, there's a lot of suction that causes the drains to smell cleaner than the sinks or the bathroom.
Cleaning the overflow drain is a simple process. However, it does require air suction, so you need to be careful. Also, make sure you tend to nasty odors as soon as possible. Here are the steps on how to clean the overflow drain in your sink:
The items you will need to clean the overflow drain include warm water, a bucket, a soft-bristled brush, a plunger, and a drain cleaner.
Start by removing any visible debris using a soft-bristled brush. Pay keen attention to the overflow hole, which is the small hole at the rim of your sink basin where water drains when the sink is filled.
Next, prepare your drain cleaner or use warm water and pour it down the overflow hole. Use enough to fill the overflow channel and let it sit for a few minutes, at least ten minutes. This will help break down or loosen up any debris lingering in the overflow drain.
Once the drain cleaner has had time to work, use a plunger to create suction in the sink. Cover the drain completely, so that the plunger fully covers the overflow hole, and plunge up and down a few times.
Let the hot water run for a few seconds to remove any debris that tabbed the overflow channel. The water should flow more freely and quickly down the drain, and the sink should no longer overflow.
If you still notice odors, repeat the process by using a different drain cleaner, if possible. Make sure to follow any instructions that come with the cleaner.
If you find that your overflow drain still emits odors or your sinks overflow constantly, it may be time to call in the professional. Contact Drainage Cumbria, a drain cleaning company based in Cumbria, North West England, for all your drainage needs. Our team of experts will help diagnose any issues with your sink, unclog any stubborn drains, and regularly maintain your drains, ensuring they are working in optimal condition. Give us a call at 01228 734162 or email us at [email protected]. More information on our services can be found on our website at drainagecumbria.uk.
Don't let clogged or smelly drains ruin your day. Contact Drainage Cumbria today and let us handle all your drainage problems.