How to Clean Your Drain

How To Clean Your Drain Without Harsh Chemicals?


Often, we use harsh chemicals for drain cleaning or for clogged drains when there are safer and more natural ways to get the job done. Next time you want to open your drain, get into your kitchen pantry for all you need to open your drain without damaging your health or environment.

Needed Tools: A plunger to temporarily seal the drain and a tea kettle.

Ingredients: A box of baking soda, 1/2 cup vinegar, and 1 quart of water.


1. Remove the water from your sink to leave the sink and drain relatively dry.

2. Pour about 1/2 of a box of dry baking soda down the drain.

3. Get your stopper ready and be prepared to hold it down firmly.

4. After the baking soda, pour 1/2 cup of vinegar down the drain.

5. After pouring it in, plug the drain with the stopper, fill the drain hole fully.

6. HOLD TIGHT! The reaction of the vinegar and baking soda will create a volcanic effect that could come up and out of the drain if failed to be held down tightly.

7. After the effect subsides, leave the mixture in the drain for about 30 minutes. While waiting, boil a tea kettle full of water.

8. After 30 minutes, remove the stopper and slowly pour the boiling water down the drain.

If the drain is still clogged, just do it again, although it usually works at the first attempt.

Do Homemade Drain Cleaners Really Work?

Homemade drain cleaners really work for preventive measures rather than for damage control. However, they require more time and more applications. It doesn’t hurt to try, but homemade clears work to open blocked drains.

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