Want to know how to clean the drain? Try out this amazing trick!
Drains, especially shower drains are like magnet for gunk and other stuff to get in and clog it well and good. Also it requires regular cleaning and that means sometimes using your hands and fingers to pull out the gunk and the hair lodged in the drain.
Store brought drain cleaner can be a life saver, but ask any plumber and he will say that the chemicals present in the cleaner are going to cause you long term problems with the plumbing and even piping damage.So how to clean the drain then?
Don’t worry folks, we have here an extremely genius way to clean the drain, which doesn’t require the use of the harmful chemicals. Just follow the steps and instructions for a clean drain.
1 Step 1 – Requirements and initial start
The things you need to clean your drain through this genius way are, a screwdriver, rubber gloves, a plastic zip tie, a good pair of scissors, some white vinegar, some baking soda and a washcloth.
The first step is to remove the drain cover by using a screw driver. Most of the drain covers will come out when you stab them with the screw driver with just twist a little. Some have screws in them, while some have a locking mechanism that allows their easy removal.
Be careful if the cover is made of plastic or a little bit of more than required force will break the cover.
2 Step 2 – The grossing out part
Now don a pair of rubber gloves and clean the drain of the filth and hair using your fingers. Yes, we know it’s a gross thing to do, but you have to do it for the genius part of the trick to work.
Never do this thing without gloves, or else you will invite some nasty disease to make your body it’s house for some weeks and that’s something we don’t want here. Take care of the hygiene part and use good quality rubber gloves while doing this.
3 Step 3 – The other grossing part of the trick
Despite clearing out the drain of what you think is all of the gunk, there is some gunk and hair that sticks to the drain pipes on the sides. To remove this, cut the locking notches of the plastic zip tie and insert it into the drain and by flicking your wrist around, try and catch the hair stuck to the sides of the drain.
Pull out the zip tie, get grossed out, remove the hair and repeat the process until and unless you pull out a clean looking zip tie.
4 Step 4 – The Genius part
Finally, we come to the genius part of the trick. Now what you have to do is pour ½ cup of baking soda down the drain and after that follow this step by pouring ½ cup of white vinegar and then immediately cover the drain by a wet washcloth.
Simple chemistry will make the two things react and bubbles will form, cleaning the drain thoroughly. Now let the bubbling continue for 10-12 minutes. For the final step, boil a pot full of water and pour it down the drain to rinse it thoroughly.
Doing so will let the boiling water clean away all the residue of baking soda and vinegar reaction along with any gunk left and will also sanitize the drain throughout.
5 Step 5 – Enjoy a warm shower
Now pat yourself on the back for a job well done and replace the drain cover. Now you can have a hot steaming shower all by yourself for you have earned it by doing all the gross things to clean that drain.
If you use this method, you will not have to google-“how to clean the drain?”, in the near future, for you will have wiped out the drain thoroughly to enjoy great winters with relaxing hot showers.