It is uncommon for bathroom around the house to get blocked drains every now and then. The good news is that, you don’t have to call an emergency plumber every time when you can try doing some home remedies for the issue or you can always prevent drains from getting blocked with simple yet effective measures.
- Place a drain-gate or strainer on your drain. This will keep hair and other materials from getting directly into the drain that when accumulated, they could block the pipes in the long run. There are different types of drain-gate and you can easily find them in your local hardware or plumbing stores. Measure your drain to ensure that the new screen will fit perfectly.
- Do not throw anything solid on your toilet bowl. Disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, toilet papers and tampons can easily blocked drains in your bathroom. Place a trash bin near to the toilet or inside your bathroom to encourage proper waste disposal.
- To prevent gunk build up, pour boiling water into the drain regularly or if possible, every after use. This is highly recommended if your drain is showing signs of blockage or if your drainage system and pies have not been updated for several years. Hot water melts or removes hardened particles along the pipes allowing water to run smoothly down the drain.
- Aside from blockage prevention, it is also important for you to maintain the cleanliness of your bathroom. Baking soda is an effective cleaning agent that absorbs bad odour. For maintenance, pour a handful of baking soda into the drain and follow it down with hot water.
- If you noticed that the water in your shower area no longer runs smoothly onto the drain, pour a cup of vinegar onto the drain. Leave it for 30 minutes to an hour. After that, pour hot water into the drain to remove accumulated gunk.
- If after your home remedies, the drains in your bathroom remain blocked, call a qualified plumber to provide solutions on your plumbing issues. This will also ensure that there no leaks on your pipes.