DIY drain cleaning that’s easy to do
Sometimes it’s hard to get to the store when you’re in the middle of cleaning or running around your house doing other things. Not being able to get to the store should not stop you from being able to keep your drains cleaned and unclogged. Instead of rushing to purchase some expensive products, try these DIY drain cleaning remedies using items from your pantry.
Baking Soda + Vinegar –
One of the most popular DIY drain cleaners is using baking soda and vinegar to get the job done. Both are natural products, so you don’t have to worry about putting chemicals in the air you breathe. Plus, when working together, they’re pretty odorless so you can rest assured you’re not stinking up your home!
Here’s how you can make these two gems work for you. First, mix ½ cup of baking soda and ¼ of table salt down your drain. Next, heat 1 cup of vinegar and pour that down your drain. Cover the drain with a lid, plug, duct tape, or some other sealant so you don’t let the mixture or smells escape. Let this sit for 15 minutes for small clogs or 30-45 minutes for more robust ones.
After the time has ended, pour boiling hot water down the drain for a good 1-2 minutes. Wa-lah! Enjoy a freshly cleaned drain.
Boiling Water + Dish Soap –
If you’re like most people, you drain meat over the sink into a garbage can or an empty glass container. It almost always happens that a bit of the grease accidentally goes down the sink drain. Which is a big uh-oh for your pipes as it can harden and clog easily.
To combat hard grease clogs, we have a great DIY solution using boiling water’ and dish soap. First, take two tablespoons of dish soap and put them into a pan of boiling water. Pour the water