Your washing machine’s drain accumulates lint, soap scum, dirt and other sediments over time. When these things pile up and result in clogs, you won’t only find your laundry day interrupted. Your basement or laundry area may also flood or bad odor may escape out of your drains. To dissuade the onset of these inconveniences, regular drain cleaning is a must! Now we have always emphasized that the use of chemical drain cleaners is not recommended. In fact, it is harmful for your plumbing system. Such cleaners contain chemical ingredients that may sooner or later damage your pipes. Check out these natural alternatives that will help you keep your drain pipes clog-free!
Baking Soda and Vinegar
For minor clogs and regular cleaning, you can use this dynamic duo. They won’t damage your pipes and yet they’ll surely be cleared of sticky substances that may block the system. Since you’ll be dealing with your washer drain, the basic 1 is to 1 formula won’t be enough. What you have to do is pour a cup of your favorite baking soda (whatever you have in your cupboard) into the drain pipe. Afterward, pour two cups of boiling hot water. Leave the drain for about 10 minutes to soften the clog. When the time is up, pour another cup of baking soda into the drain. Follow through with a cup of white vinegar. Plug the washing machine’s drain pipe with an old cloth or a rag and let the two ingredients combine. After approximately 10 minutes, wash the ingredients away with half a gallon of boiling hot water.
Salt, Baking Soda and Vinegar
If the substances inside the drain pipe are too sticky and too stubborn to be eradicated by just baking soda and vinegar, you can add salt to into the drain. This will result to a more powerful solution. First of all, pour a cup of washing machine soda into the drain pipe. Let it sit for a few hours until the water inside the pipe has drained. When the water has been removed, pour a quarter cup of table salt plus a cup of baking soda into the drain. Leave the drain alone for at least a couple of hours. Then, mix two cups of white vinegar and 2 cups of water in a pot. Boil this solution and then pour it into the drain pipe. Pour a bucket of hot water into the pipe when the fizzing stops.
Enzymatic Drain Cleaners
When the second option turns out futile, you may also consider the use of enzymatic drain cleaners. You just have to be careful with these because when they in contact with your eyes or your skin, they may actually make you blind or injure you. These enzyme cleaners contain bacteria that eat away on anything organic which is why they are great for drain pipe cleaning.
We hope that you learned natural alternatives to clean out washer drain. If you need professional plumbing assistance, just call a trusted Hollywood plumber for to clean your drain for you. Plumbers 911 Florida provides reliable plumbing services in Hollywood FL including drain pipe cleaning, camera sewer inspection, leak detection, septic tank maintenance, plumbing fixture installation and many more! Call us at 305-662-0668 (Miami-Dade County FL), 954-468-0512 (Broward County FL), 561-327-6287 (Palm Beach County FL) to schedule a service!
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