It is not a pleasant moment of realisation – the telltale smell sneaking from your drain, the slow draining when you take the plug out….yes, it is time to unclog your drain again.
You could of course reach for the Drano or some other terribly caustic substance to clear your blockage. It is a natural reaction, and too often we thoughtlessly reach for the dangerous stuff to get the job done, without even realizing that there are safer and more natural ways to clean out our pipes.
But, there is another option, far cheaper, much better for the environment and dare I say…even a little bit fun!
So, you can stop searching under the sink and in the chemical aisle at the store. Look no further than your kitchen pantry for all of the ingredients you need to unclog a drain without causing damage to the environment.
I have been using this method to unclog my drains for years, and I haven’t had to use dangerous products because it works so well nearly every single time. True, this technique may not work for serious blockages – in those cases you may need to call in a plumber. But you can use these cheap and eco-friendly ingredients to keep on top of the grimy sludge which likes to make it’s home under your sink.
This is particularly necessary if you use sugary scrubs and other gorgeous gooey products!
Here’s how you do it:
1. A box of baking soda
2. A bottle of white vinegar
3. A facecloth or a rag, big enough to put into the opening of the drain hole to clog it up.
4. A kettle full of boiling hot water
Step 1 – Pour about 1/2 of the box of baking soda down the drain. This is done dry, so do not wet or combine the baking soda with anything. Just dump it right down the drain.
Copyright © 2002-2013. All rights reserved