Cleaning can often require buying products and solutions that are expensive and bad for the environment. Therefore, it is a good idea to clean with natural and eco-friendly ingredients when you can.
Bathroom specialists at Drench have shared their advice on how to unclog a sink using ingredients already found in your home.
Dominic Lees-Bell, a bathroom expert working for the brand, said: “Chemical drain cleaners should be your last option.
Although the chemicals within them are strong enough to unblock a drain, they are also damaging to the environment.”
Dominic recommended unclogging your sink often so that you can clear any small deposits that may be collecting in the drain before they form into something larger.
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Dominic said: “The first eco-friendly way to stop your sink from smelling would be to boil the kettle then pour some boiling hot water down the drain.
“Wait for five minutes then pour an equal amount of cold water down,” he added.
This should force any remaining grease to congeal and hopefully clear the blockage and the smell.”
Another method is to use a plunger, as this can easily help clear a smelly drain.
A combination of white vinegar and baking soda is even better for the job than either of these ingredients on their own.
Dominic recommended pouring a pot of boiling water down the drain, before pouring half a cup of baking soda down after it.
Then, let it sit for a couple of minutes before adding a cup of white vinegar.
Add more water, leave it for five to ten minutes, and then pour in some more boiling water again.
Dominic’s final tip is to check the u-bend of your sink for any blockages that might be obstructing the drain.
You can do this by carefully removing the u-bend pipe using a wrench and then emptying the water from it.
With the help of a wire brush and a little warm water, any remaining residue can be easily swept away.