July Home Maintenance To-Do List
By: Danny Lipford
To-Do #5: Clean Bathroom Sink and Tub Drains
Hair and other debris can build up in bathroom drains, causing drains to run slow and result in clogging over time.
To clean tub or sink drains, start by removing the drain assembly or stopper, and clean with an old toothbrush and paper towels.
A drain stick, available at home centers, is the best way to remove hair and other debris from the drain. Insert the drain stick into the drain, and use it to remove any material inside the drain pipe. Use paper towels to wipe off the drain stick.
After the debris has been removed, pour a cup of bleach down the drain, and let it sit for 15 minutes to kill any mold and mildew in the drain pipe. Finally, flush the drain with hot water, and reinstall the drain assembly.