Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Homemade Drain Cleaner

How many times has this happened to you - your sink gets clogged and you have no Drano in the house.  Cheryl over at Tidy Mom has a great homemade drain cleaner made with stuff you likely already have around the house.  Here are her directions for how to unclog a drain with baking soda and vinegar:

Unclog a drain with Baking Soda and Vinegar

  1. Pour 3/4-1 cup of baking soda in the drain.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup vinegar in the drain and immediately cover the drain (I use a plug or set a plate over it – you want to keep everything inside the drain)
  3. Leave everything to sit and work for about 30 mins (don’t use the sink during this time)
  4. After 30 mins, remove the cover and let hot water run thru the pipes for about 2-3 mins.
  5. For really tough clogs you may need to repeat – but I find if I do this on a regular basis (about once a month) it keeps my drains clear and fresh with out any problems.
Better for your pocketbook, and better for the environment - love it, Cheryl!

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