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DIY Drain Cleaner To Fix A Stinky Shower Drain

If you are reading this article I’m pretty sure that your nose has been attacked by an unidentifiable odor when you walked into the bathroom or kitchen. As you step further, the smell is stronger and this stinky odor seems to come out of your drains. The first thing that pops out in your mind is to run the water to wash out the smell, but it only makes it worse.

It just happened when I walked into the bathroom to take a refreshing shower after a hard and busy day at work, and my senses detected a stingy and pungent rotten eggs odor coming from the shower. It was disgusting in the first place and not so relaxing as I expected to be my warm shower. Besides, the water wasn’t going down the drain as before. The reason of a clogged and stinky drain may vary – soap scum, long hair or mold – and must be handled immediately. Marvelous! I have to unclog my drains and get rid of the stink.

I know that if you clean the drains once a week this problem can be avoided, but I just missed drain cleaning especially when I know the perfect natural solution to remove sewage odor and to sanitize the plumbing and reduce the accumulation of debris clogging out the drains.

Prepare this homemade drain cleaner by following these steps:

Step 1: Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup table salt.
Step 2: Pour the mixture down the drain.
Step 3: Pour 1 cup heated vinegar down your drain; the concoction is going to foam and bubble.
Step 4: Let the solution stand for 15 minutes (longer does not work any better).
Step 5: Run hot tap water in the drain for at least 15 to 30 seconds.

Tip: after unclogging the drain and removing the sewage smell you can add a few drops of lavender or citrus oil and run the water. It will release a pleasant smell.

!!! If the water won’t flush you may repeat the unclogging process again.

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