How to Clean a Bathroom Drain

April 11, 2017 8:21 pm Published by


How to Clean a Bathroom Drain

We’re always faced with clogged bathroom drains that make it difficult for water to run through. In a number of cases, the drainage system is clogged with hair, soap remnants, among other unwanted substances. For most of us, the easiest way to go about it is by dialing a plumber to fix it. But did you know that you can do it yourself in a matter of minutes without much hassle? Besides learning to fix the drain, which comes in handy where a plumber isn’t readily available, you also end up saving some bucks.

Interestingly, the things that you need for the cleaning are easily available. These are vinegar, piece of cloth, straight wire, plunger, and a basket. There are also some things that you may need based on the kind of drainage system you have. These may include a wrench, screwdriver, and rubber gaskets.

Well, below are simple steps that you can follow to clean a bathroom drain in just a matter of minutes;

  • Pull out or unscrew the drain stopper and remove any substances that may have accumulated over time. If it’s a shower floor strainer, simply remove it and clean it well using white vinegar. You should also remove any hair or other soap particles that may have built up on the strainer.

  • Using the straight wire with the end slightly bent as a hook, try removing the clog. This can be done by pushing it to loosen it or simply using the hook to pull it all out. If that doesn’t solve it, you can use a plunger by pushing it and pulling it a couple of times. Ensure that you keep the water running as you pump it.

  • As for the bathroom sink, you can also remove the sink trap and get rid of any deposits therein. With the trap removed, use the wire to pull everything down so as to remove stuff that may be clogging the drain. Also use vinegar to clean the trap, and once everything is cleared, replace the trap, ensuring that the gasket is properly fitted.

  • Once all the debris and particles are properly removed, flush the drainage using hot water to remove any grease or stuff that may facilitate further clogging.

It’s recommended that you clean your bathroom drain regularly and flush properly to ensure that any clog is removed before it develops into a more serious blockage. You can do so by regularly flushing the drain using hot water.

While these steps help you maintain a working bathroom drainage system, you’re advised to bring in a professional plumber, maybe once or twice a year, to check into your drainage system and replace any worn out parts. Be sure to let your friends know these simple tips if they need to clean a bathroom drain.

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