Unblock Drains With 4 Natural Homemade Cleaning Methods 

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Clogged drains, stagnant sinks, and unpleasant odours negatively impact your quality of life and your family’s well-being. This is generally brought on by the gradual build-up of grime, leftover food, grease, soap, and hair care products in your drain. However, there’s no need to rush for toxic chemicals to solve this frustrating household issue. Our Gold Coast blocked drain specialists have compiled a list of 4 DIY cleaning methods to help you unblock your drains.  

However, if you have a stubborn blockage, it is best to call in the experts at QLD Coastal Plumbing. Our Gold Coast blocked drain plumbers provide same-day and weekend service to get your drainage system working again. 

  1. Boiling Water 

Boil the kettle of water and carefully pour it straight down the drain. Avoid pouring hot water at an angle; As it can be dangerous and cause the splattering of hot water on your hands and face. Boiling water is the simplest and quickest way, as the heat can effectively dissolves the grease clogs and break down oily residues that can impact your kitchen drainage system. While dishwashing liquid is not a natural product but a commonly used cleaning item, it’s worth trying with a small amount of liquid added to boiling water to speed up the process of drain cleaning and deodorisation effectiveness.  

  1. Baking Soda and Vinegar 

Pour one cup of baking soda into the drains, followed by a cup of vinegar, and let the mixture settle for 30 minutes. As the vinegar contains acid, combining it with baking soda speeds up the waste breakdown and creates a foamy chemical reaction. Lastly, run hot water down the drain to thoroughly clean it. A few drops of fresh lemon juice afterwards will do wonders for odour removal. This combination is the most used as a safe and non-toxic alternative to store bought chemical cleaners, making it an excellent natural cleaning method for families with children and pets.  

  1. Dry Yeast and Salt  

Yeast and salt are another dynamic duo for drain unclogging. Pour a cup of dry yeast with a few teaspoons of salt down the drain, then rinse with hot water, let it sit for an hour, and then flush with water to clean thoroughly. The yeast will expand and reproduce, removing the grime stuck in your drains. By implementing this method, you can prevent future clogs and proactively keep the drain clean. 

  1. Coffee Grounds 

Have you got used coffee grounds? Keep them to scrub your drains. Coffee grounds have a natural acidity to effectively dissolve stubborn grease stains from drains. Also, its natural fragrance acts as a deodoriser that absorbs and neutralises stinky odour in an eco-friendly way with a fresh coffee scent. The coffee grounds’ coarse and gritty texture also provides extra scrubbing power, leaving your sink surface cleaner and shiner. However, avoid using excessive coffee grounds in a single cleaning session because they can clog your drain. When using coffee grounds, using a small amount is recommended and ensure that the drains are clean thoroughly with water.  

Gold Coast Blocked Drain Plumbers 

These DIY cleaning methods work effectively on minor clogs and routine maintenance, helping you save money while being safer for your health and environment. However, the methods take time and effort every week or month to see results. Contact our Gold Coast blocked drains plumbers if you’re facing stubborn clogs or complex plumbing issues. Plumbing problems can occur anytime, and cleaning solutions can fall short; remember that our skilled Gold Coast Plumbers are available for 24/7 emergency services. Call us today at 1800 367 727