There are a few home cleaning jobs that demand your immediate attention like dirty sinks and tub lines. Regardless of what you’re doing, you generally have to stop everything to fix it, or else you risk inadvertently flooding your home.
It’s recommended to deep clean your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry sinks once a month, as lurking down in the drain is a build-up of grease, soap scum, food scraps, hair, and other particles breeding nasty bacteria. Ignoring the issue will not only cause a nose-pinching odor but serious blockages will require expensive plumbing repair. When the inevitable repairs are needed, call West Michigan Septic Sewer & Drain Service for all your drain and septic needs.
If that’s not enough to get you running to clean the kitchen sink or laundry sink and tubs, consider the fact that these drains are centimeters away from where you wash food, bath the kids, and soak your clothes. Never fear, as these quick tips will help you unclog the most stubborn of blockages, leaving your drains free-flowing and smelling fresh again.
Here are 5 Tips To Taking Care Your Sink & Tub in Muskegon, Michigan.
1. Natural Way
If it’s just soap or fat you could try to unblock it with boiling water, but be careful not to burn yourself or melt the sink seal. Using natural enzymes is also a good place to start, so in the following order try putting 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup bi-carb, 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup hot water. This method is perfectly harmless for you, the sink, pipes, and the environment and can be repeated as often as required. However, it will have a limited effect on severe blockages and sink cleaning. Alternatively, your local health food stores or chemist may stock the bacteria-based enzyme cleaners which are also quite successful at doing the job and they often smell quite pleasant too.
2. Old Fashion Way
You can’t go past the good old fashion plunger to force the block from the plumbing pipe. It’s the force of the push that forces air through the pipe to clear the clog. Before plunging cover the overflow with a damp cloth to ensure a drain seal and force the air out through the drain blockage. If you have a double kitchen sink make sure you block off the second drain to insure good pressure. Try this a few times before you throw your hands in the air. Many home DIY-ers have reported this to be one of the most successful methods.
4. Toxic Way
Many of us have been convinced that you need a full chemical arsenal to clear a blocked drain as part of cleaning your sink and tub lines. Commercial sink and tub cleaner products are commonly used and are available at most hardware stores. You generally pour the substance down the affected drain, leave for 20-30 minutes and follow with cold water afterward. Do not put hot water down immediately after the chemicals as it may spray back up in your face. Follow instructions carefully, and always wear gloves and a breathing mask.
5. Best Way
Contact a licensed plumber at West Michigan Septic Sewer and Drain Service for sink and tub lines cleaning in Muskegon, Grand Haven, Whitehall, Holland, Coopersville, Allendale, and Twin Lake, Michigan. We employ experienced, fully trained plumbers. All our plumbers drive well-stocked trucks with all the equipment required to quickly carry out most plumbing jobs.
The Professional cleaning and septic service company of West Michigan Septic Sewer & Drain Service, have the knowledge, equipment, and environmentally friendly technology. We will be glad to give you a free estimate for the cleaning services needed to keep your drains functioning efficiently and safely. Contact us today!