Using store-bought cleaners means introducing tons of chemicals into your environment. While these chemicals aren't fatally dangerous, they can be harmful to you and yours. Making your own is cost-effective and a healthier life choice.
In case you missed my previous posts ... Check out my recipe for a homemade shower cleaner; you can also make your own Windex! I explain how here.
Today I'll teach you how to make your own drain declogger! Let's get our Ms. Clean on, y'all.
LediaMedia's Homemade Drain Declogger
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup table salt
- Plastic baggie
- 1 cup white vinegar
- Boiling water
- Funnel (optional)
Creating Your Homemade Drain Declogger
- Begin boiling a small pot of water. A few cups should suffice. You will use this later on.
- Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of salt into a plastic baggie. Shake.
Using Your Homemade Drain Declogger
- Pour baking soda and salt mixture down clogged drain.
- Pour 1 cup of vinegar down clogged drain. This chemical reaction will cause bubbling and gurgling noises.
- Let vinegar work it's magic for 5-10 minutes. Add time depending on the severity of the clog.
- Once water has boiled, pour down drain slowly.
What I Learned
- Pour boiling water down the drain SLOWLY. I poured mine all at once and it was almost too much for the pipe to take.
- You don't have to use all of the baking soda/salt mixture. I used too much and it caused a mini-explosion when I added the white vinegar. Don't get me wrong-- it was AWESOME -- but it scared the shit out of me.
- You may have to repeat several times for tough clogs.
What tricks do you use when declogging a stopped up drain? Please share in the comments below.