Step 2 – Gather up your facecloth or rags, and have them ready at your side.
Step 3 – Following the baking soda, pour 1/2 cup of vinegar down the drain. Immediately after you pour it in, be sure to plug the drain with the cloth or rag, filling the hole completely so nothing can escape. This is because the interaction of the two ingredients, vinegar and baking soda, will cause a “mini volcano” that will want to come up and out of the drain – but you want to keep it down there.
Step 4 – Leave this acid-alkaline concoction in the drain for about 30 minutes. While you are waiting, boil a tea kettle full of water.
Step 5 – After 30 minutes, remove the cloth or rag and slowly pour the boiling water down the drain.
All done! Your drain should flow smoothly now, the fizzing bubbles did all of the hard scrubbing work down inside your pipes with no need for elbow grease.
If your drain is still slow moving, you can just do it again. Easy! Sometimes I have had to do it twice in a row, but it doesn’t happen too often.
The important thing is that you can now unclog a drain without chemicals and in a natural way, so you can do it as often as you need to.
You can also use this technique to great advantage in your garbage disposal unit. Vinegar and baking soda are both incredible natural cleaners to have in your arsenal – although in most situations they should not be used together like this. But for times when you need a mini-cleaning-explosion they are ideal.
What are your thoughts? Have you used the magical volcano action of vinegar and baking soda before? We would love to hear from you.
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