Homemade Remedy For Clogged Drains

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Homemade Remedy For Clogged Drains

If you have a clogged drain and cannot run out to the store to get a commercial drain product, try this remedy.

1) Remove all water from the sink. You may have to dip it out of the sink with a cup and place it in a bucket.

2) Pour one cup of baking soda down the drain.

3) Follow that with one cup of table salt.

4) Next, pour one half cup of white vinegar down the drain.

5) Allow the drain to set for ten minutes than flush it with two quarts of boiling water.

   

Comments

10/1/2006 11:35:54 AM
paula abrams said:

that sounds like it would work. i'm going to try it.


10/1/2006 1:10:16 PM
Eli said:

This really works. I just used baking soda and vinegar and it did fine, but maybe the salt adds the extra kick for really hard clogs.


10/1/2006 2:11:12 PM
gerald at abcfence &furniture said:

that will be a bigg help i try it right now


10/1/2006 9:26:03 PM
Kay Pawliczak said:

I knew you could use baking soda with vinigar for washing a load of cloths but this is a new one.


10/3/2006 4:27:26 PM
Carol said:

I haven't tried this yet, But I will, I also Forwarded it to Friends, & Families.

bigmom815


3/15/2007 5:20:12 PM
BrieanneK said:

Holy crap this worked! Nothing ever works like it's supposed to! I made the mix and used a turkey baster to force it down my bathtub drain. (I did this because it was a standing water clog) Then I used it to add the vinegar and poured the boiling water from my tea kettle. After about 10 minutes I used the plunger to break everything up because it was still not moving. Then all of a sudden it worked and all of the water dissappeared. I rinsed with hot water and it's BETTER than new. Thanks so much!!


3/15/2007 5:20:37 PM
BrieanneK said:

Holy crap this worked! Nothing ever works like it's supposed to! I made the mix and used a turkey baster to force it down my bathtub drain. (I did this because it was a standing water clog) Then I used it to add the vinegar and poured the boiling water from my tea kettle. After about 10 minutes I used the plunger to break everything up because it was still not moving. Then all of a sudden it worked and all of the water dissappeared. I rinsed with hot water and it's BETTER than new. Thanks so much!!


12/27/2007 6:02:08 PM
Joe Kavanaugh said:

also, w/salt & bakingsoda, add hydogen peroxide....it will eat away all deposits....


2/11/2008 11:44:35 AM
Michelle said:

what products can you use for a shower drain with holes? the salt and soda won't go down well. wondering if there is a healthier solution than Drano.


2/12/2008 5:09:02 PM
Rodney Andersen said:

Please do not pour any salt into your sink. Anything you put down the drain travels through the sewer system to the local water reclamation plant. Treatment plants are generally not designed to remove salt (sodium chloride). These facilities will be unable to produce acceptable recycled water if chloride levels are too high.

The best solution is to avoid sink clogs by disposing of all food in the trash and all grease into a used coffee can (and then into the trash).


2/12/2008 5:09:25 PM
Rodney Andersen said:

Please do not pour any salt into your sink. Anything you put down the drain travels through the sewer system to the local water reclamation plant. Treatment plants are generally not designed to remove salt (sodium chloride). These facilities will be unable to produce acceptable recycled water if chloride levels are too high.

The best solution is to avoid sink clogs by disposing of all food in the trash and all grease into a used coffee can (and then into the trash).


2/12/2008 5:09:34 PM
Rodney Andersen said:

Please do not pour any salt into your sink. Anything you put down the drain travels through the sewer system to the local water reclamation plant. Treatment plants are generally not designed to remove salt (sodium chloride). These facilities will be unable to produce acceptable recycled water if chloride levels are too high.

The best solution is to avoid sink clogs by disposing of all food in the trash and all grease into a used coffee can (and then into the trash).


11/9/2008 8:20:26 AM
Anna said:

Wow, WORKED GREAT. It sizzled and wah lah.... perfecto!!!!! Saved me money from going out to the store to get Draino or store-bought brand products.


5/29/2009 1:09:37 AM
laurie said:

No did not work for me, must have a real tough clog


6/14/2009 1:08:28 AM
Candace said:

it sounds like a recipe.


7/4/2009 8:13:39 AM
debbe said:

This is a GREAT tip, I like that it is environmentally safe, I would love to hear more tips that include either baking soda &/or white vinegar.


7/6/2009 5:56:03 PM
Deanna said:

I have a friend that is a hairdresser and she has always used the baking soda and the vinegar with boiling water on a regular basis in her salon to keep the drains running well due to the hair building up....she says this is a great tip.


7/4/2011 10:58:07 AM
kumayl said:

this works people..... i tried drano 3 separate times and it didnt work this worked on the first try :D
thanks!!


2/10/2012 4:03:11 PM
Ce said:

COLORED GROUT - clean and sanitized. I use hydrogen peroxide on my kitch counters and COLORED GROUT. Use a squeese bottle to saturate the grout and let it bubble a minute. Dry with a clean towel. Do not rinse.




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