This TikTok Hack Makes Unclogging Your Drain Easy

If there's one thing that is a fact when it comes to cleaning our homes, TikTok has a treasure trove of cleaning hacks that we have become obsessed with at House Digest. In a short period of time, we've learned how to keep our bathroom smelling fresh and clean, mastered cleaning a bathtub with ease with a simple hack we've added to our cleaning roster, and have successfully grasped the art of combining baking soda and dish soap for scrubbing our kitchen and bathroom sinks. Now we have yet another trick up our sleeve to unclog a drain, thanks to the popular social media app.

Bathtub drains can regularly get clogs due to hair, skin cells, and beauty products such as shampoo, conditioners, soaps, and debris that can cause plenty of irritating drain issues (via the Waterworks, an Ohio-based plumbing company). "By and large, hair is usually the culprit," says Paul Abrams, Director of Public Relations for national plumbing company Roto-Rooter, per U.S. News & World Report. Are you looking to quickly unclog your drain with an eco-friendly alternative to Drano or other harsh products? Read on to find a simple TikTok hack that has us ready to undergo monthly maintenance to thwart slow-moving drains and future clogs.

Here's how to unclog your drain with this simple TikTok hack

There's no need to call a plumber, because this easy TikTok hack should do the trick to unclog your drain. TikTok user @a3araceli shows us how easy it really is. First, they run the hot water and then fill the drain with baking soda, completely stuffing the drain with the popular household necessity. Next, they fill the drain with one cup of white vinegar. After that, they grab a washcloth, cover the drain hole with it, and let it sit for thirty minutes. Then, they take off the cloth and run the hot water, and voila, the debris clogging the drain should be cleared. 

This chemical-free option has been popular with followers. One user said, "Yaaaaassssss I have been doing this for years! Haven't had a clog in over 20 years!" Another user suggested adding salt to the mix, saying, "You have to use salt and boiling water to flush; otherwise, the baking soda just clumps and makes the clog worse. I say so from experience." Another user chimed in that it is safe for drains and advised to do this hack once a month for maintenance. The Spruce explains that baking soda is ideal for unclogging drains, while Liquid-Plumr notes that baking soda and vinegar is a great way to rid a drain of awful smells, too.