Blocked drains can be frustrating, inconvenient, and downright annoying. However, they are usually quite easy to fix if you have the right plumbing knowledge. Difficult blockages often have to be removed by a professional plumber, but this is rare.
With this in mind, we’ve put our heads together to come up with a few of the best ways to clear your blocked drains. Prevention is obviously the best method, but if you do suffer a blockage for some reason, you can try the following:
Use a Mixture of Baking Soda and Vinegar
You might not realise it, but a simple mixture of baking soda and vinegar can work wonders when it comes to unblocking drains, especially in the kitchen. Since it uses harmless chemicals, we recommend it as the first thing to try stinky drain.
- Pour a kettle full of boiling water down your drain.
- Add a cup or so of baking soda.
- Wash the baking soda down with double the amount of vinegar.
- Plug the drain and wait some time for it to work its magic.
This method is good for small blockages, but it certainly won’t work for everything.