Do your drains get clogged? Mine do. I found that clogged drains were especially bad in rental houses because people would move in and out so often no one worried about a slow drain.
While I have used the industrial stuff to unclog my drains I’ve found a natural method that works really well. Not only will it not poison your children you probably have these supplies around your home so you won’t need to run out to the store.
Here’s how you unclog a drain naturally.
- Baking Soda
- Hot Water
Pour about a cup of baking soda down the clogged drain. Then pour about 3/4 cup of vinegar down the drain. Plug or cover the drain.
Wait 30 minutes.
This is the part where people go wrong and then complain it doesn’t work. You must wait 30 minutes before the next step to allow the baking soda and vinegar to work together to break up the clog.
After 30 minutes slowly pour about a 1/2 gallon of boiling water down your drain. The water must be boiling, not hot so make sure your kids are a safe distance away while unclogging the drain.
It usually works the first time, but if not you can repeat.
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