How to clean shower and sink drains

Shower and sink drains can become foul-smelling, dirty or clogged as hair, grease and soap scum build up along the walls of these. As dirt and grime thickens and bacteria accumulate in the shower drain or sink, they will begin to slowly drain the water. Chemicals are available to clean, uncover and deodorize these elements, but you can get rid of exposure to chemicals and save money by using natural household products.


  1. Fill the pot with 3 liters of water, 1/2 cup of cooking salt and 1 cup of lemon juice. Heat the mixture well, but do not reach the boiling point.
  2. Quickly clean the shower and sink before taking care of the drains by dampening a clean cloth in the lemon and salt solution and scrubbing the surfaces of these services.
  3. Pour half of the salt-and-lemon solution through the shower drain and the other half into the lavatory drain. The lemon serves as a deodorant and to remove grease, helping to remove the layer of soap scum and grease from your drain. Run the water in the shower and sink to make sure the sump is clean and the water is properly lowered.
  4. Remove any stain, odor, or difficult obstruction from the shower drain or sink by pouring 1/2 cup of baking soda over it, followed by 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Allow the mixture to act for 15 minutes. As the solution forms foam, it will loosen and remove difficult obstructions and eliminate odors.
  5. Rinse the baking soda, vinegar and clogs with boiling water.


Tips & Warnings

  • Pour vinegar only through drains to clean and prevent blockages from forming.
  • If you tried to clean the shower drain or the sink drain two or three times and still have a blockage, call a plumber.