There’s nothing worse than the horrible smell of a blocked drain. A pungent odour, combined with slow draining water and gurgling noises are tell-tale signs of a blocked drain. In this blog, we give you a few easy maintenance tips to prevent blockages and keep your drains and sinks in tip top shape.

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Regularly scrub your sink

The best way to keep your sink looking and smelling fresh is by giving it a regular scrub. Prevent the build up of soap deposits, food stains, rust and water spots by scrubbing your with dishwashing liquid and warm water around every 30 uses.

Prevent and manage scratches and stains

If you’ve just installed a new sink, the last thing you want if for it to be covered in stains. Some easy measures can be taken to prevent your kitchen or bathroom sink from staining, such as installing a protective plastic mat in the bottom of your sink to prevent scratches, wiping away acidic residue or spills like fruit, vinegar, salad dressing as soon as possible to prevent surface degradation, and avoiding harsh scouring powders when cleaning your sink.

Baking soda and vinegar are your best friends

The combination of baking soda and vinegar is an effective, affordable, an environmentally friendly way to prevent blockages in your sink. Simply follow these easy steps:

Step 1- Pour a pot of hot water down your drain slowly.

Step 2- Sprinkle half a cup of baking soda down your drain, letting it sit for about three minutes

Step 3- Follow with 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of boiling hot water

Step 4- Plug your sink and allow to settle for 5-10 minutes

Step 5- Do a final rinse of boiling hot water

By repeating this process every few months you will reduce your chances of drain blockages and keep your sink looking and smelling fresh.

If you are experiencing a blocked drain, call JPG Plumbers for a free quote. Our team of professional plumbers service households all across Melbourne and specialise in blocked drains, along with plumbing maintenance and emergencies.