Tuesday, February 19, 2008

How to Clear a Clogged Drain without Using Draino

We've been having problems with our drains clogging up, and found a great solution online.

I boiled a pot of water, adding about a cup of vinegar and (near the boiling point) about half a cup of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda). This fizzes a lot so go slowly to make sure nothing explodes.

Pour the mixture down the drain, stirring before you send it down(if you're clearing a shower drain, try to get as much hair out as you can, first).

The cost of this solution is significantly less than draino-- about 25c max for the whole mixture. It's also a lot better for the environment, and for you. I was doubtful that it would really work, but so far it's been amazingly clear since this treatment.

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