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4 Ways to Keep Your Drains Odour Free

A lot of waste finds its way down the drain, but it doesn’t mean they should make the drain smell. If you ever find that your pipes are as rose-scented as they should be, follow one of these four tips below to keep them odour free.

1. The Citrus Cleanse

You’ll need: baking soda, lemon juice, boiling water

Pour a bit of baking soda down the drain followed by lemon juice. On contact, the two will create a bubbling reaction which you should leave for a while, maybe even overnight to get a greater result. Once it’s been left a while, chase up the mixture with boiling water to flush the pipes. You should find they smell nice and citrusy to replace the odour that was there before.

2. Essential Oils Clean

You’ll need: boiling water, baking soda, vinegar, essential oils

For this method of odour extracting, you need to clean the drains using baking soda first.

Baking soda clean:

You can do this by pouring boiling water down the drain, after which you should add half a cup of baking soda. Give this time to sit and get to work. Once that’s done you’ll need to create a mixture made from 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of very hot water. This also goes down the drain on top of the baking soda. Within 5 -10 minutes it should be okay to flush more hot water through the drain.

Adding a scent:

With the pipes freshly cleaned, you can pop a few drops of your preferred essential oil down the drain to keep them nicely scented.

3. Simple Sprinkle Method

You’ll need: baking soda

Baking soda has odour absorbing properties, which means sprinkling it down the drain periodically is a valuable exercise. You might want to do it weekly or after you do the dishes at night. It’s best to leave it for a fair amount of time so it has a better chance to work its magic. It’s one of the simplest methods but you have to make a conscious effort to remember to do it.

4. Water Wash

You’ll need: boiling water

This method is even simpler than the sprinkle method. All you have to do is pour boiling water down the drain to clean away some of the gunk that could be making it smell. You don’t necessarily have to run the tap for ages wasting water; when you’ve finished boiling vegetables, for example, you could pour that water down the drain straight away so it can serve a second purpose.

It is indeed possible to keep your drains smelling nice, you just have to know how. Hopefully, this post has given you simple solutions to de-odourising your pipes. If you’d like more advice on proper drain care, be sure to contact us now, we are more than happy to help.