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Fix Your Clogged Drain With These
All-Natural Ingredient Ideas
Baking Soda & Vinegar
Pour a ½ cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by a ½ cup of vinegar. Wait 10 minutes, then flush with hot water to let the fizzy chemical reaction work.
This popular cleaning combo is great at breaking up gunk and grease and can be used for small clogs and maintenance. However, it might not be effective against larger blockages.
Boiling Water
Hot water cuts through residues like oil and grease but is less effective against tougher clogs. Use as a follow-up to a baking soda and vinegar mix for extra power.
Naturally abrasive, salt is great for scrubbing buildups in pipes. Combine it with baking soda and let it sit overnight before flushing with boiling water to dislodge clogs.
Borax’s alkalinity breaks down grime, softens water, and eliminates odors. Pour down the drain and flush with 2 cups of water, then wait 15 minutes for it to work.
For tougher clogs, add salt and vinegar to the mix and let it sit in the drain for an hour before rinsing with hot water. Always use borax only as instructed to prevent injury.
Citric Acid
This works wonders on grime and limescale and is great for regular maintenance. Pour a cup of powder into the drain, wait for 10 minutes, and flush with boiling water.