How to clean pipes in a residential drain

Rubble and debris can accumulate in the drainpipes of your home, which can make it drain slowly or clogging. A routine maintenance regularly will keep your pipes clean and flowing freely, which will help avoid costly bills of a plumber and any risk to health associated with standing water. There are a variety of chemicals that can be used to clean drains, but the most effective is chlorine.


  1. Pour 1 cup of bleach into the sewer you want to clean
  2. Allows the bleach to settle into the drain for at least eight hours.
  3. Pour 1 gallon (3.78 l) of hot water into the drain to remove any debris, as well as any residue of excess chlorine.


Tips & Warnings

  • A mixture of baking soda and vinegar can be used as an eco-friendly alternative to chlorine bleach.
  • Make sure there is no threat of rain for at least eight hours in the exterior cleaning of drains and sewers.