How To Clean Drains With Bleach

Water going down the drains in your kitchens and bathrooms can contain things in it that can build up over time or leave drains smelling badly. Bleach is a powerful disinfectant and can be used to kill mold, mildew and bacteria that may be inside your drains and contributing to a foul odor. Most times, the use of bleach is unwarranted and can be dangerous. But, if you do wish to clean your drains with bleach it is an easy task.

Things You'll Need

  • bleach

Instructions

    • 1

      Pour a half a cup of bleach down the drain.

    • 2

      Allow the bleach to sit in the drain for three to five minutes.

    • 3

      Flush the drain with hot water for three minutes.

Tips & Warnings

  • Using baking soda and vinegar in the same manner as you would the bleach can be as effective at cleaning your drains as bleach, but safer for your home and the environment.
  • Using bleach to clean your drains if you have a septic system is not a good idea. The bleach will kill the beneficial organisms that aid in breaking down sewage. Do not mix ammonia-based cleaners when you are using bleach, as a dangerous gas can form.
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