It’s hard to keep small particles of food out of most kitchen drains, and even harder to block entry from FOG (fats, oil and grease), try as you might.
The question is, how often do you clean your drain after using it? If you neglect to do so for very long, sooner or later your kitchen is going to smell a little rank. The cause wouldn’t be food or FOG that’s slipped down the drain, but the bacteria that mass attracts.
Beyond the stench, a drain left untreated for too long is bound to become blocked and cause you problems.
Now, learn how to keep your drain odour- and blockage free.
- Baking soda and vinegar – Pour 125 ml each of baking soda and distilled white vinegar down your drain and let it sit for a half hour. Next, pour a pot of boiling hot water down the drain to flush any remaining residue.
- Use an organic drain clearing solution – By pouring an organic drain clearing solution down the drain, you’re accomplishing a few things. First, even one application will likely remove the obstruction that caused the odour. Regular use will prevent future problems. Equally important, by using an organic vs. chemical product you won’t risk corroding the internal lining of your drain pipes.
And yet, even with the best of care, most sink and other drains do eventually become blocked. That’s when you need an experienced drain cleaning professional to assist you. In Perth, Mandurah, and throughout the Peel Region, Swan’s Professional Plumbing is up to any drain cleaning, repair, or replacement challenge. Contact us today or any time to schedule service.