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Top Bathroom and Drain Life Hacks

Top Bathroom and Drain Life Hacks

As the evenings become lighter and the sun starts to shine, many of us are choosing the tackle spring cleaning tasks and home improvement projects.

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Our experts at Express Clear have compiled a handy list of the top bathroom and drain life hacks to help rejuvenate the room without breaking the bank.


Baby wipes for bathroom surfaces

For a quick and easy way of transforming your bathroom surfaces, a swift clean with a baby wipe can work wonders! Not only do they leave your bathroom gleaming, but baby wipes also give the added benefit of supplying a subtle scent throughout the room. Remember: do not flush wipes down the toilet after use as they can clog up the drains.


Lemon juice for limescale

Glistening taps are essential to complement a clean bathroom. To achieve this, cut a lemon in half and rub the juice on the areas of the tap suffering from limescale. For the best results, leave the juice to soak for a couple of minutes and then rinse.


Vinegar for showerheads

Over time, showerheads can suffer from limescale and rust. So, to keep your shower in top working order all you need to do is dissolve this buildup by soaking the showerhead in a resealable food bag with distilled vinegar. Top tip for a cleaner shower: open the shower curtain at both ends to improve air-flow throughout the room and prevent rust accumulating on the shower.


Coca-cola for toilets

This is the perfect example of how a cheap alternative can be just as effective as branded products without the extra cost. It might sound like an outlandish idea, but if you pour half a litre of Coca-cola in the toilet bowl and leave it overnight, the acidity of the drink completely removes stains and limescale.


Bicarbonate of soda for multi-purpose cleaner

From cleaning ovens and washing machines to removing stains on countertops and sinks, bicarbonate of soda is a traditional cleaning remedy which is perfectly suited to clean a wide range of surfaces. Not only can it be used to absorb oil stains, but it can also remove stubborn coffee rings and deodorise nasty smells.


Bicarbonate of soda for drains

As well as being an efficient multi-purpose cleaner, bicarbonate of soda is also a great way of unblocking drains. All you need to do is:

  • Pour half a cup of bicarbonate of soda, then half a cup of vinegar down the clogged drain
  • Cover it with a wet cloth for 5 minutes
  • Then, uncover and flush with boiling hot water


Express Clear

If your property is suffering from blocked drains which even these handy tips won’t get rid of, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team at Express Clear today. Our wealth of experience in the industry means we are fully trained in using various methods such as high pressure water jetting.

Simply get in touch with our expert team today to learn more about how your property can benefit from our services.


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