Having an odor or clog in your drain can become a real nuisance to clean and clear. If you find your drain not working properly, it may be time to clean your drain. First, you want to eliminate any excess odors that may occur.
Cleaning a Drain
Cleaning a drain will simply eliminate odors and stains. If you are going to clean a drain, you may want to get some vinegar and baking soda to pour down the drain to make it smell nice (or as nice as possible). Here are some steps to clean your drain.
- First start by pouring down one cup of white vinegar down the drain
- Let it sit for 20 minutes
- Rinse sink with warm water to remove stain
- Boil three cups of water to remove drain odors
- Pour one cup of baking soda down the drain first
- Follow with the three cups of boiling water
- After you have completed these steps, the odor should be gone.
Clearing a Blocked Drain
Have you ever had those moments or experiences where you find yourself in a tub taking a shower and the water is past your ankles, or if you’ve shaved in the bathroom sink or brushing your teeth and the sink won’t drain? It may be time to do something about your clogged drain. This is a prime time to clear the blocked drain. If you can’t clear the blocked drain yourself, it may just be time to call in the trained professionals at Mr. Plumber.
Those thick, liquid gels can, often, hurt your home’s plumbing. Mr. Plumber, a professional San Antonio plumbing company, will come in with a “snake” tool to attempt and remove the excess blockage in your drain.
If you try to manually remove a blockage on your own without the proper tools you could accidentally force the blockage to go in even further. This is another prime example of when to call a plumbing company. If you have a large obstruction or blockage we may recommend our popular hydro jet drain cleaning. Contact our office to learn more about your options.