Should I Clean My Drains? If So, How?

If your drains are starting to slow down, it means it’s time to clean them. However, it’s important that you don’t use the harsh chemicals found in your local supermarket!

Harsh chemicals can quickly damage pipes and the environment. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to clean and maintain drains naturally.

Kitchen Sinks

You should be pouring boiling hot water down your kitchen sink around once a week, if not more! It will help prevent any blockages from building-up. This is particularly important in your kitchen where things like food, oil and fat may make its way down your drain.

Bathroom Sink & Bath

Put some time aside every month to de-clog your bath or showers drain from hair. This can be done with a bent wire hanger, or there are a number of products available to help you. Once you’ve removed all the hair, rinse with boiling water.


To keep your toilet clean, you should use a strong bleach. This will kill any bacteria and help keep the bowl sparkling white. Bleach is also a great way to help deter any blockage from occurring. You should ensure bleach is added to your toilet at least once a week.

Occasionally, drain maintenance isn’t enough to keep them in perfect condition. If you’re experiencing a problem with your drains, the We Love Drains team can help. We can remove stubborn clog, make repairs and conduct CCTV surveys to find hidden issues!

For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Happy Drains team today by visiting our contact page or by giving us a call on 0800 849 8099.