When tenants move out of your rental property, they can leave all sorts of nasty surprises. One of the problems that may not be immediately evident is a blocked drain.
Our guide takes you step by step through the different methods of cleaning drains, including removing stagnant odors, and will help you get your property into tip-top condition again.
Depending on your own preference and sensitivities, you may want to use natural drain cleaners over chemical ones, or vice versa. All of the methods should work equally well in different parts of your house, whether you want to unblock a shower, unclog your sink, or clear your bath drain.
Natural drain cleaners are biodegradable, environmentally friendly and non-corrosive - they’re not going to damage you or your property. However, they tend to be slower-acting than most chemical drain cleaners, and may be less effective.
You can buy enzymatic drain cleaners at the supermarket, or, if you prefer, here’s a natural drain cleaner you can make at home.
Chemical drain cleaners tend to be faster acting than natural ones and may take only one application while natural drain cleaners may require several. However, as they often contain sodium hydroxide or sulfuric acid, they can corrode your pipes and might cause problems in the long run.
When using a chemical drain cleaner, make sure you read and follow the directions carefully to ensure the safety of your property and yourself.
How do you clean your property after tenants move out? Let us know your tips in the comments.
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