How to Deodorize Your Bathroom Drains
Do you need to clamp a clothes pin on your nose just to set foot in your own bathroom? Even when no one’s used the bathroom all day?
If so, you’re no doubt dealing with a smelly drain problem – one emanating from your sink drain, tub drain, or both. Over time, hair, soap residue, shampoo, and other products gather together to form a hefty barrier. Eventually, bacteria will form, and that’s what causes those all-too-familiar odors. Ignore the problem, too long, in fact, and you’ll also have a clogged drain to clear up.
But if the water is still flowing down the drain at a normal rate, you still have plenty of time to get rid of the smell and what’s causing it at the same time. Here are two tried and true methods:
Baking soda and vinegar – Pour equal amounts (up to a cup each) of baking soda and distilled white vinegar down the offending drain, and let that solution sit and do its thing for 30 minutes. Later, pour a teapot full of boiling water down the drain to finish the job. The odor should be gone and hopefully the clogged hair mass along with it. Just to be sure, try reaching into the drain with your fingers or screw driver to pull out any remaining hair.
Organic drain cleaner – Organic drain cleaners like Bio-Clean do more than remove foul odors – they remove drain clogs, too. In fact, they work great to prevent clogged drain problems in the first place. Simply follow the instructions on the package and let it do its thing.
Another way to prevent clogged drain problems is to install drain screens in your sink, tub, or shower. By washing and clearing them of gathered hair and other substances at least once a week, your bathroom is likely to keep smelling clean for a very long time.
What about now, however? Are you experiencing some kind of sewer or drain problem that you’re not able to handle alone? If so, contact the plumbing professionals at Clog Master today for all the help you need, no matter how small or large the problem might be. Clog Master: serving your home plumbing, hot water, and drain cleaning needs in Bristol and throughout Central CT and beyond.