Do you have a clogged drain or one that drains slowly? Don’t call an expensive plumber, clear it out yourself frugally and in an environmentally friendly way. Use baking soda and vinegar. That’s it, and before you know it, your drain will be clean and flowing freely.
- Pour 1 cup of baking soda into the drain.
- Pour 1/2 cup vinegar into the drain and immediately cover it with a drain plug or plate. (It will bubble and foam up, and you want that stuff staying in the drain where it can work it’s magic.)
- Allow to sit for 30 minutes, then remove the plug and pour a pot of boiling water down the drain, BE CAREFUL, then run hot tap water down the drain for one minute.
- For really stubborn clogs, you may need to repeat the above procedure a second time.
How Does It Work?
Baking soda is a base and when combined with vinegar, an acid, reacts to form carbon dioxide and sodium acetate. This causes the bubbles that scrub the drain’s insides. A monthly treatment will help prevent future clogs.
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