Phoenix Plumber | Spring Drain Cleaning

It’s Spring Drain Cleaning Time

March is the time for Spring Break, enjoying the Arizona weather and possibly even doing some spring cleaning around the house. When it comes time to spring clean your home, be sure to spend some time cleaning out your bathroom drains.

Think about everything that goes down your bathroom drains including soap, shampoo, body oils, grime, dirt and hair. To avoid plumbing problems, clogs, strange smells or slow-running drains, it’s important to clean your drains regularly.Spring Drain Cleaning

Many people don’t realize that you can clean out your drains yourself using an inexpensive tool available at your local home improvement or hardware store. Called a “Zip-It” and referred to as “the easiest way to clean your drains,” this handy apparatus is often called a lifesaver and costs less than $5.

The Zip-It is easy for virtually anyone to use to clear clogged and slow-running drains. It provides an excellent alternative to harsh drain-cleaning chemicals and is disposable after each use. They are helpful for your sinks, showers and tubs. Because people typically wash their hair in the shower, the results from what is removed from shower drains are often the most impressive.

Zip-It is a 16” plastic strip with teeth on it. It’s simple and easy to use. Because the gunk that most people remove is a tangled and slimy mess, gloves are encouraged.

Here’s how to use it:

  1. Insert it into the sink drain, wiggling it a little if it gets caught in the drain stopper.
  2. Once you get it all the way in, pull it out.
  3. Clean any hair and build-up off.
  4. Repeat until it comes out clean.

If the Zip-It doesn’t resolve your slow-running or clogged drains (or you have a weak stomach), call Ben Franklin Plumbing AZ to clean out your drains for you.