How many of us include the waste pipe outlet and outside drain in our weekly, or even monthly, cleaning routines? They can be a haven for germs and odours, yet are often overlooked.

Debris and food particles can easily get stuck in drains and pipes, and these potential obstructions can build over time, creating unpleasant smells that soon spread, especially in the warmer months, and may require specialist cleaning to remove. Regularly cleaning your drains and pipes helps to eliminate germs and odours before they build up and cause an issue.

Thankfully, Zoflora is on hand to ensure that drains and pipes remain odour free. All that’s needed is a bottle of Zoflora Concentrated Multipurpose Disinfectant. 

Zoflora protects your home by eliminating 99.9% of potentially harmful viruses and bacteria that can cause illness and bad odours, including being proven to kill coronaviruses, such as the COVID-19 virus, in a 1 minute contact time!

As well as killing 99.9% of potentially harmful germs, Zoflora is perfect for tackling those nasty drain smells. Who wouldn’t want one of our over 25 fragrances rather than stinky drains, each of which leaves a beautiful fragrance for up to 24 hours. Whether you want to be transported to a British Botanical Garden, or smell the clean crisp scent of Fresh Linen, there is a Zoflora fragrance for you, ideal for drain cleaning.

Although Zoflora covers a lot of disinfecting duties, it can’t unblock a drain. If you’re ever faced with this problem, we always recommend using a specialist product or cleaning service.

What you'll need to clean your drains and pipes

A bottle of Zoflora 3-in-1 concentrated multipurpose disinfectant
Trigger spray bottle
Rubber gloves
Bottle brush

Step 1: Prepare the bottle brush for drain cleaning

When striving for a thoroughly clean drain, a bottle brush is an invaluable tool. It allows you to reach well down into the drain, ensuring any grime, mould and hair can be removed.

This should always be the first step when cleaning a drain. The bottle brush can either be dipped into neat Zoflora or sprayed with diluted Zoflora.

To arrange this, dilute Zoflora in a trigger spray bottle with water at a ratio of 1:40. You now have a powerful disinfectant spray to use throughout your home, from kitchens to bathrooms, bedrooms and beyond. When using neat Zoflora, always remember to wear rubber gloves to prevent skin irritation.

Step 2: Scrub the drain with the bottle brush

Once your bottle brush is primed with Zoflora, it’s time to scrub the drain. First, put on rubber gloves, both to protect from the neat Zoflora and anything that might come out the drain while using Zoflora as a drainage cleaner. Make sure any pets are well away from the area while doing so and remember that neat Zoflora is flammable. 

Then you can start scrubbing! Be as thorough as possible to remove and break down any deposits and grime.

Step 3: Pour neat Zoflora down the drain and into the pipes

Now you’ve removed all debris with a bottle brush, it’s time to disinfect the drain and pipes using neat Zoflora. After putting on rubber gloves, pour 2 capfuls of neat Zoflora down into the drain.

To achieve maximum germ-killing powers, dilute the Zoflora in 2 litres of water in line with the on pack instructions, and carefully pour down the drain, ensuring the sides that you can see are well coated. Allow for a contact time of five minutes before any more water flows out of your home. 

This step in the process ensures the Zoflora can penetrate deep into the drain and pipes, spreading its germ killing power, odour elimination technology and fragrance as far as possible.

Step 4: Give the drain a final clean with a hose

Once that five minutes is up, it's time for the last stage in the drain cleaning process. Due to Zoflora’s disinfectant powers, the two capfuls of Zoflora combined with the bottle brush scrub will mean your drain is free from bad smells. It’s as easy as that! If you’ve got pets in the home, ensure the area surrounding the drain is rinsed down well after the 5 minute contact time.

And that’s it! Thanks to Zoflora, your outside drain and waste pipe outlet is now thoroughly cleaned and won’t fill the garden with awful smells.

Important information when using Zoflora

Do not mix with other cleaning products
Do not spray directly onto or near to open flames or electronic devices
Exclude all pets from the area until dry
Do not use on polished wood, painted, varnished or composite granite surfaces

Zoflora: killing germs beautifully since 1922

Zoflora hasn't changed much since our founder Nathan Thornton released his revolutionary product into the market in 1922 to try and replace carbolic acid as the go-to disinfectant. Today, Zoflora remains a powerful disinfectant, and with one unique selling point - it smells delightful.

Zoflora’s fragrance and viruses and bacteria-killing power are especially important for effectively disinfecting your waste pipe outlet and drains. With its long-lasting fragrance, these odorous parts of the house will be left looking clean and smelling fresh for up to two weeks after being used, meaning you no longer have to worry about an existing smell or new ones forming.

Zoflora as an effective drainage cleaner

So you’ve got your bottle of Zoflora, you know what drains and pipes you want to tackle and you now know how to properly clean them and why it’s important to do so. All that’s left to do is put what you’ve learnt into practice. You’ll have a clean drain in no time, and it’ll also be smelling amazing too! 

For more tips on how to use your Zoflora powerful disinfectant as drainage cleaner, see our usage and tips advice here.