Often times our bathroom sink drains gets dirty really fast and easily. You may wonder why? And this is because stuff like hair, dirt, and grime usually builds up in the sink making running water harder to flow through and also making the sink have a bad smell. However, there are a few ways to clean a dirty bathroom sink drain and I am going to show you; them.
Best ways to clean bathroom sink drain
There are a couple of ways to clean the bathroom sink drain but out of all of them, one of them is really necessary and not optional. I’m talking about removing hair from the sink. If you are someone who does their hair in the bathroom chances are you probably have some hair in your bathroom sink drain. It is very important to remove hair before you clean the sink drain.
I am going to show you how to remove hair from your sink as doing this will make the cleaning process much faster.
How to remove hair from bathroom sink drain
To remove hair from your sink drain you first need to remove the drains stopper and see if you can clear the hair from the sink using your fingers (make sure you are wearing gloves) but if the hair is too far down then you need to use an unclogging gel. If you are planning on using an unclogging gel then make sure to read the instructions on the bottle to avoid messing something up.
Baking soda and vinegar
When you mix both vinegar and baking soda together, they make the best sink drain cleaner. The acidic nature of the vinegar and the powder thick form of the baking soda makes cleaning and even unclogging sinks easy. To clean your sink drain with baking soda you first need to mix 1 cup of vinegar and 5 tablespoons of baking soda together. After mixing them together this should create a thick pasty mixture (if the mixture inst thick and pasty, don’t worry, you can still use it). Now remove the sink drain stopper and pour some of the mixtures into the drain. After pouring the mixture into the drain, let the mixture sit for an hour then use running water to clear away the mixture.
There is another way you can use baking soda and vinegar to clean your sink drain. For this option, you need to remove the drain stopper and sprinkle the baking soda in the drain, then pour 1 cup of vinegar into the drain as well. After doing this you’ll realize that when the vinegar and baking soda comes into contact they will start to bubble up, this is a good thing.
Boiling water and dawn dish soap
To clean your sink drain with boiling water and dish soap you first need to pour 1/2 gallon of boiling water (slowly pour into the drain). After pouring the boiling water into the drain wait 7 minutes then pour some cool water into it. Remove the drain stopper then squeeze the dawn dish soap into the drain (make sure to squeeze a lot). Let the dish soap sit in the drain overnight and then the next morning you should rinse the drain with running water (just turn on the faucet).
How to get rid of smelly drains in the bathroom
This is a question that is frequently asked but surprisingly it hasn’t been answered properly. When most people talk about deodorizing smelly drains in the bathroom they are talking about deep cleaning them however some people may just want to deodorize their bathroom sink drain without having to deep clean.
To get rid of a smelly sink drain you need to remove the stopper and pour 1-2 cups of bleach. After pouring the bleach pour 1 cup of Fabuloso disinfectant into the drain as well. Doing this will make your bathroom sink smell better.
As you can see by reading this article; cleaning a sink drain isn’t hard at all. If you tried all of these methods and none worked for then it’s best to get professional help but I know that at least one of these methods will work for you.