Unclogging your drain doesn’t always mean a call to the plumber or leaving your comfortable house to drive to the store. Baking soda and vinegar aren’t just useful for science experiments, this powerful combination of household chemicals can also clean your drains.

Got a clogged drain? Easily clean it by following this step-by-step method.

Step 1

The first step to cleaning drains is to boil a pot of water and pour it down the drain. We do this to loosen any sediment that has settled at the bottom of your drain.

Step 2

Pour ½ – 1 cup of baking soda down the drain. Then wait a few minutes to boost the effectiveness. This will aid in further loosening of any sludge stuck in the drain.

Step 3

Prepare a mixture of 1 cup hot water and 1 cup vinegar and pour down the drain. Plug the drain to ensure that the chemical reaction is working where it should be, setting the clog loose and restoring the flow of the drain.

Step 4

Finish off by pouring another pot of boiling water down the drain. This will help loosen and flush any remaining sludge as well as cleaning solution down the drain, ensuring there is no vinegar smell.

Bonus step

The garburator is an electric device between the sink and the u-bend in a kitchen sink that shreds food waste into small enough bits to be washed down the sink. To clean this part of the drain, you’ll switch your garbage disposal on during step 3 for just a couple of seconds, this will ensure that the cleaning solution reaches every corner of the sink.

That’s it, you’re done!

This method will clean up most clogs, and if performed routinely, it will prevent any waste build-up. If this method didn’t work for you, you are always welcomed to call Clear Pipe at 847-374-0372 for an affordable drain cleaning!

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