4 Ways To Clean Smelly Drains

A smelly and slow drain is a homemaker’s nightmare because the odor of a smelly drain can quickly spread throughout the house.

There are so many things that can cause a drain to smell, once you notice a smell from your drain, it may mean that a clog is starting to develop, it would be helpful to treat it sooner. Here are some things that may cause your drain to smell

If your drain is clogged, you might want to try using a plunger first to unplug it or a wire hook for any hairs that might be stuck on your drains.

Here are 4 homemade methods to clean your drains

1 Hydrogen Peroxide

  1. Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the sink
  2. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes
  3. Pour 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide
  4. Allow it to sit for about 2 hours
  5. Pour hot water down the drain

This method helps to fight mold too, you can add 1/4 cup of borax to this mixture for mold. To avoid your drain from being clogged again, you can pour a cup of hydrogen peroxide after 14 days.

2 Hot Water and Salt

This is a great, inexpensive drain cleaner.

  1. Pour 1/2 cup salt (any salt works, table salt, sea salt, or kosher salt)
  2. Gently pour 2 litres of boiling water down the drain

This method may require a number of rounds, for it to work effectively.

3 Water and Dish Soap

  1. Mix 2-5 drops of dish soap with 2 liters of boiling water
  2. Slowly pour the mixture into your drain
  3. Wait for 3-5 minutes allowing the mixture to work on any oil buildup
  4. (Optional), You can run cold water for 15 – 30 seconds

4 Borax, Salt, and Vinegar

  1. Mix 1/4 cup of Borax (Available at Clicks), 1/4 cup of salt, and 1/4 cup of vinegar in a boiling pot of water
  2. allow the mixture to sit for an hour or until the mixture becomes clear
  3. Pour the mixture down the drain
  4. wait for 5 minutes
  5. Run cold water for 10 seconds

If your bathroom drain is constantly smelly, you can use a cup of water vinegar, cover for 5 minutes, and then pour hot water.

Which of these methods have you tried before or wish to try? Do share your go-to drain cleaning method down below.

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