How to clean black sludge in bathroom sink drains

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A common problem that happens in homes is a clogged bathroom drain. If you don't stay on top of it, household drains will experience black sludge, that will clog the drains and make them unuseable. Black sludge is the disgusting, sticky, and smelly black slime that might leave you feeling alarmed. There is no need to worry about this black slime, as it is completely normal and is created by a build-up of bacteria that lives on hair, shaving cream, hand soaps, lotion, and toothpaste. The problem with black sludge in your sink drain is that it will not go away by just pouring water down the drain. Many people try this DIY idea and only end up with standing water in their bathtub or sink. If you use the bathroom sinks on a regular basis and don't clear them out every so often, the black sludge will continuously collect more hair, toothpaste, bath soaps, and consumes the warm water hitting it. The good news is that its eas to get rid of the disgusting black sludge, but you will need a strong stomach for these DIY ideas. You will want to take a look at the Benjamin Franklin site for the full list of cleaning tips, DIY ideas, and natural house cleaners. The following are just a couple of the diy ideas you will find on the site.

One of the diy ideas and cleaning tips you can use to clean your drain is baking soda. To unclog the bathtub, or sink you will want to start by boiling a kettle of hot water. Pour about a half cup of baking soda down the sink drain, as this will break up the fatty acids and attack the black grime. Give the baking soda a bit of time to settle in. Once the water has boiled, you can then pour it down the sink drain Allow about ten minutes for the baking soda and the boiling water to do the trick. When it comes to cleaning the sink drain, it is not recommended to pour bleach down your sink drain as it will kill both the good and bad bacteria. It is best to look for more natural house cleaners to fix your clogs. One of the natural house cleaners you can use for clogged sinks is enzyme-based drain cleaners which work well. This cleaning tip will help to remove the black slime in your sink drain and can be repeated once a month as a good preventative measure against that disgusting black ooze from occurring again.

Baking soda is one of the best natural house cleaners you can use. There are a variety of cleaning tips and DIY ideas that baking soda is good for. One cleaning tip you can use baking soda is to clean the top of your stove. You might want to use baking soda as part of your regular cleaning schedule. To use, put baking soda into a bowl and add enough water to make a paste. You don't want the natural cleaning paste to be too thick or too thin; it is best to have a natural house cleaner paste that will be easy to spread around. Remove the grates off your stove, and use the natural house cleaner paste spread over the stovetop. Let the natural paste sit for about 10 to 15 minutes, and then wipe away with a damp cloth until all of the paste has been removed. This natural house cleaner paste is a great way to use baking soda as a natural house cleaner.

You'll find these sink drain cleaning tips at the Benjamin Franklin site. On the site, you will find DIY ideas and cleaning tips for your drain, along with natural house cleaners, products and services. **

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