Plugholes smell bad because a thin layer of soap residue from washing up liquid, or ordinary soap, sticks to the inside of the
pipe, just below the plughole. This attracts the dirt, germs, and bacteria that drain from the plughole when we wash our hands or
throw away dirty water. Some of the dirt and bacteria stick to the soap residue. The bacteria are now in a dark warm area,
that is constantly wet, then dry, an ideal environment to multiply.
Our tests carried out (at the School of Health, Northampton University) on the section of pipe just below plugholes, came up with astonishing results.
They found high levels of bacteria including E-coli, Proteus, and Klebsiella. Why live with these bacteria in your home when you can now use the Thuraplug to simply sterilize what is possibly the most contaminated area in any home?
There are many proprietary cleaners on the market but simple bleach is probably the most efficient killer of bacteria.
As a greener alternative why not try placing one tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda onto the plughole, then pour on white vinegar?
An intense fizzing reaction takes place, great for removing soap residue and lime scale. (Both these products cost very little at supermarkets)
Always keep children and animals well away from bleach.
Never mix bleach and vinegar as this will produce dangerous gases.