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A mother has wowed thousands with her simple method for deep cleaning your kitchen drains, and she promises it will prevent ‘bacteria buildup and expensive blockages’.
The woman, who goes by online, said all too often we just ignore our drains and put all sorts of food and debris down them, which can lead to pricey plumbing jobs down the line.
‘How to deep clean your kitchen drains using pantry items you already have,’ Mila posted alongside a video showing how she does it once a month.
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A Melbourne mother has wowed thousands with her simple method for deep cleaning your kitchen drains, and she promises it will prevent ‘bacteria buildup and expensive blockages’
The woman, called Mila, said the drains can be easily cleaned using pantry items you already have including bicarbonate soda and white vinegar (pictured)
The solution of white vinegar and bicarb soda should fizz up in your drain (pictured), upon which point it needs to be covered
First of all, Mila said you should fill a cup of bicarbonate of soda and pour it into the drain.
Next, the mum explained you’ll need to add ‘one cup of white vinegar down the drain’.
The third step requires you to place a microfibre cloth over the top of the mixture and leave it alone for just five minutes.
Once the five minutes has elapsed, Mila said you need to ‘pour boiling water down the drain to rinse away the build up’.
The third step requires you to place a microfibre cloth over the top of the mixture and leave it alone for just five minutes (pictured)
Finally, pour boiling water down the drain (pictured) to ensure that any residue has been removed
Thousands who saw the simple trick online were impressed and said they were going straight to their kitchens to clean out their drains.
‘I literally just told my husband that I think we need to clean the drains,’ one woman posted.
‘This is perfect, I’ve been needing to clean my drains and I have all of those ingredients!’ another added.
Some said they already do similar, but add lemon juice for a fresh scent in the kitchen.
‘It’s actually good to do bicarb down the toilet too and plumbers agree,’ another added.
An Australian woman was horrified after discovering thick layers of congealed dirt stuck to the plastic of her sink
The woman deep cleaned the plastic covering (left) and warned others to do the same. The stainless steel ring (right) can be unscrewed or prised off to reveal a plastic covering fixed to the pipe underneath
This isn’t the first time someone has spoken about the importance of cleaning your kitchen sink.
Earlier this year, a self-professed ‘clean freak’ was left horrified after making a grim discovery beneath the drain of her kitchen sink.
After watching a tutorial on household cleanliness, the woman asked her husband to prise off the stainless steel ring sealed over the pipe – only to find the plastic underneath was encased in a grotesque layer of congealed dirt.
Sickened by the sight, she posted photos in an Australian cleaning group on Facebook to warn others about what lies beneath the seemingly spotless base of the sink.
‘I’m a clean freak but I was nearly [vomiting] when I saw what was in there,’ she wrote in the caption. ‘Just disgusting but all clean now and Pts Terbaik Sumatera siliconed (sic) back in place.’
The woman said she scoured the plastic with Gumption multipurpose cleaning paste, which is sold in leading supermarkets like Coles and Woolworths for $5.40.
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