Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Naturally Unclog A Drain With Vinegar, Baking Soda And Water.

Looking for a way to avoid using Drano or some other terribly caustic substance to unclog your shower or sink drain? Look no further than your kitchen pantry for all the ingredients you need to unclog the pipes without causing damage to the environment.

Step 1 – Put the DRY baking soda down the drain. I use about 3/4 of a cup.
Step 2 – Pour 1/2 cup of vinegar down the drain after the baking soda. Be sure to cover the drain immediately afterward with a rag or plug, filling the hole completely so nothing can escape. This is because the interaction of the two will cause a “mini volcano” that will want to come up and out of the want to keep it down there.
Step 3 – Leave this concoction in the drain for about 30 minutes. While you are waiting, boil a tea kettle full of water.
Step 4 – After 30 minutes, remove the plug and slowly pour the HOT water down the drain.

All done! Your drain should flow smoothly now. If not, just do it again. We normally have to do our tub drain often because of the wife’s long hair, but it cleans it out every time. (reposted from

1 comment:

  1. I did this yesterday. We have a practically non-draining drain in the shower. I hate standing in water while showering, so I had to try this. I cleaned the tub and let all the dirt drain. Then I followed these directions exactly and it DID work!! Not back to 100% but definitely a LOT better. Thanks!


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