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What’s That Smell? It Might be Coming from Your Drain!

A smelly drain is unpleasant and getting rid of the odor can be really difficult. Whether it is your kitchen sink, bathroom vanity or even your shower, a smelly drain can really ruin your day. Over time dirt, food, bacteria, grease, hair, etc. build up in your drains and this is what causes those lovely odors. The bad news is that ignoring these smells will not make them go away, the good news is that there are easy and affordable steps you can take to clean and deodorize your drains.drain

Method One: Baking Soda and Vinegar

Simply pour a half cup of baking soda and 1/4 of a cup of salt down your drain. Then heat one cup of white vinegar on your stove. After the vinegar begins to steam, pour it down the drain. The mixture will bubble and foam for a bit. Wait about 15 to 20 minutes then run hot water from your faucet for about 30 seconds or so, to wash away the mixture. Your drain should be cleaner and the displeasing odors should be gone!

Method Two: The Flushing Method

This method involves boilsink-96082_960_720ing water, so please be careful. Start by pouring a cup of boiling water down the drain. Give it five minutes and then pour a cup of cold water down the drain. Wait another five minutes and then pour down another cup of boiling water. If there happens to be a lot of built up of debris in your drains, you might experience minor clogging during the flushing process. So make sure you have a plunger handy, just to be on the safe side.

Method Three: Lemon Slices

Cut up lemon slices (make sure you remove any seeds) then run them through your garbage disposal. This will help your drain smell fresh and like citrus!

If you’ve tried all of these methods and your drains still stink, the smell might be a sign of a more serious issue. Give us a call at 866-844-3770 and let the members of our professional plumbing team get to the bottom of the odors coming from your drain.

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8 Bathroom Cleaning Hacks, Using Household Items

Let’s face it; your bathroom is probably the dirtiest room in your home. No matter how hard you scrub, how many expensive cleaning products or chemicals you buy, your bathroom never seems clean enough. (And that’s not even taking into account all of the germs and bacteria you don’t see!)bathtub-54587_640

Well, there’s good news! Cleaning your bathroom doesn’t have to be a big expensive chore anymore. You can easily deep clean your whole bathroom, with common items already found in your home. You’ll love how these time and money saving tips transform your dirty old bathroom, into one of the cleanest rooms in your home.

  1. Floss Away Grime

Doesn’t it seem that no matter how hard you scrub around your faucet; you can never get rid of all that grime collected around the base? The answer is to stop scrubbing and start flossing. That’s right, simple dental floss is the key to ridding yourself of unsightly grime. Simply take a long piece of floss, wrap it around the base of your faucet and floss away! Once you’ve completed your flossing you just have to wipe away the loosened grime from around your faucet.

2. The Lemon Trick

Remove old water stains from the chrome in your shower, by gently scrubbing them with a lemon. Your faucets will look like brand new!

3. Hassle Free Exhaust Fan Cleaning

Now the exhaust fan may not be high on your cleaning checklist, but a clean exhaust fan means there is less dust and debris floating around, which will improve your air quality. Additionally, a clean fan will perform more efficiently and you’ll notice the difference, once you’ve cleaned your exhaust fan.

I’m sure the idea of cleaning that old, dirty exhaust fan sounds like a lot of fun to you, but it truly is a lot easier than you might think. All you need is a can of compressed air, the kind you use to clean your keyboard. Tilt the can up toward the exhaust fan and blow away all of the dirt. Just be sure to stand back, so you don’t a get a face full of falling debris.

  1. Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush

Another item you might be forgetting to clean is your toothbrush. Your toothbrush is probably one of the dirtiest items in your bathroom. Each time you brush your teeth, you’re adding to the bacteria, growing on your brush.black-88037_640

Furthermore, if you’re leaving your brush next to your sink and you’re not using some kind of toothbrush cover, you’re adding, even more, germs and bacteria to your brush. Each time you flush the toilet; germs and airborne particles are released into the air and will often land right on your toothbrush.

So as you can see, it’s very important to clean your toothbrush. The easiest way to clean your brush is too dip it in mouthwash; mouthwash is designed to remove germs and bacteria. Additionally, consider investing in a toothbrush cover or storing your brush somewhere besides next to your sink, to protect it from airborne particles.

  1. The Other Brush

Now that you’ve taken care of your toothbrush, it’s time to focus your attention on a different kind of brush. It’s no surprise that your toilet brush is crawling with germs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Simply pour a little all-purpose cleaner over the brush, while it’s in the holder and store the brush until you need it again.

  1. Ditch Your Traditional Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Toilet bowl cleaners never seem to get your bowl clean enough. So, ditch the cleaner and head to your fridge! Coca-Cola works like sparkling magic on your bowl, and it’s a lot cheaper than most toilet cleaners.

7. DIY Showespray-316524_640r Cleaner

Speaking of ditching traditional cleaners, let’s go ahead and toss out that toxic smelling bathroom cleaner. Instead, try making your own cleaner by adding equal parts dish soap and white vinegar in a spray bottle. This stuff works and smells better than the bathroom cleaners you’re using too.

  1. Unclog Your Drain Effortlessly

If your drain is clogged you can pour half a box of baking soda and ½ a cup of vinegar down the drain, use a drain stop or rag to plug the drain and keep the mixture from overflowing the drain, wait 30-45 minutes and pour boiling water down the drain. This mixture works better than chemicals! You can repeat this process 2-3 times if necessary, but if this trick doesn’t work, it might be time to consult a professional.

Try these eight simple and cheap cleaning tips and watch your bathroom transform before your eyes.

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