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Keep your drains running smoothly and smelling great!

February 28, 2014

Whether you are a new homeowner or have owned your home for years, here are some great tips for drain maintenance.

Are your pipes draining as slow as a slug?
Pour a cup of baking soda down the drain followed by a cup of vinegar. Wait three hours and flush the mixture with hot water.

Keep it fresh
Put thinly sliced citrus peels down your garbage disposal to give it a fresh scent. This is also a great way to get rid of any residue on your blades.

Preventative maintenance
Flush your drain with a kettle of boiling water once a week. First only use half of the kettle, then wait five minutes and pour the rest down the drain.

A deep cleanse
Mix 1 cup of baking soda, 1 cup of salt and ¼ cup of cream of tartar. Pour a ¼ cup of the mixture into each drain and follow with 2 cups of boiling water.

Information provided courtesy of 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. For more information on Home Warranties, visit

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The information contained in these articles are provided by local area businesses. We believe this information to be accurate and reliable, but it is not guaranteed.