Natural Drain And Bathroom Cleaners

Drain Cleaning is always a pain, however there are solutions that are inexpensive and natural.

If you have ever taken the time to look at the contents of a commercial drain cleaner from the supermarket, you probably know that they are a caustic combination of chemicals like bleach, acids or lye. It is true that those chemical cleaners are always doing the job right but you need to think about the damage that might be caused to your plumbing. That is why natural drain and bathroom cleaners are the best solution, next to our Melbourne drain cleaning services.
You should know that there are natural, greener and cheaper methods to cleaning drains and you should always consider trying those before going in with drastic measures and chemicals. If you are lucky, you might be able to clean your pipes and bring their proper flow back again without turning to chemical cleaners.

DIY natural ingredients for drain cleaning

– White vinegar
– Salt
– Baking soda


Starting off with a minor clogged drain, you should bring 2 or 4 litres of water to an almost boiling state. Then add half a cup of salt. Pour that mixture down the drain, let it sit for 15 minutes and then try the tap of the fixture again.

If you have a bigger clog and you need a stronger cleaner, pour half a cup of baking soda in the clogged drain and add half a cup of vinegar. The chemical reaction created by those ingredients is almost always successful in cleaning clogs. Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes and after that clean the drain with hot water to remove the residual clogs and cleaners.

Those natural drain and bathroom cleaners are the most useful is you use them often. You can change the vinegar with lemon juice, if you don’t like the smell. Again, you will get a chemical reaction but with a more fresh scent. Make it your routine to use that mixture in order to keep the best condition of your pipes and also to keep them smelling better.

Remember: Never pour vinegar down the drain, if you have already poured a commercial drain cleaner. Those two ingredients together will result in noxious fumes which are hazardous to your health.

Extra DIY bathroom tips and cleaners

If you like the natural drain and bathroom cleaner you’ve created by yourself, you should make your own all-purpose cleaners with water and baking soda. Mix 1/4th cup of soda for ½ gallons of water in a spray bottle and add a bit of lemon juice for fresher scent. It is a great cleaning solution that will keep your bathroom fresh and clean.

Have you ever wondered if you could clean your bathroom mirror with something different than a commercial cleaner? 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and half a gallon of water mixed in a spray bottle are very useful in mirror cleaning – spray it and clean it with newspapers as they are better for its shining than the paper towels which leave streaks.

All those cleaning recipes you can do by yourself are great ways to go green and keep your bathroom in a perfect condition. But never forget to call your plumber if you find that the clog is too much for your powers as it is always better to call for help, instead of having your bathroom flooded.

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