Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dirty Drain? Clean It Up!

Today I am going to talk about cleaning a Drain. Cost effective, healthier for your family and pets, and your drain comes out clean and clog free.

A lot of people wait until their drains are clogged and they run out and buy a harsh drain cleaner. have you read the ingredients on those? Not to mention the cost even WITH a coupon! I suggest cleaning your drains once a month, or more if you need to. It keeps them free flowing, it's all natural so it won't hurt your septic system, AND it can make them smell better!

  1. Pour about 1/2 of the box of baking soda down the drain. This is done dry, just dump it right down the drain.
  2. Gather up your rags, and have them ready at your side.
  3. Following the baking soda, pour 1/2 cup of vinegar down the drain. Immediately after you pour it in, be sure to plug the drain with the cloth or rag, filling the hole completely so nothing can escape. This is because the interaction of the two ingredients, vinegar and baking soda, will cause a “mini volcano” that will want to come up and out of the drain – but you want to keep it down there.
  4. Leave this concoction in the drain for about 30 minutes. While you are waiting, boil a tea kettle full of water.
  5. After 30 minutes, remove the cloth or rag and slowly pour the boiling water down the drain.
All done! Your drain should flow smoothly now. If not, just do it again. Sometimes I have to do it twice in a row, but it doesn’t happen too often. The important thing is that you can now unclog a drain without chemicals and in a natural way, so you can do it as often as you need to.

For Kitchen drains with a garbage disposal I always grind up a lemon, orange or lime when I am done. It smells fresh and can really help keep your drain clean!


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  2. Yes…. You are absolutely right… nice tips you have given here its very beneficial for us. even I also used the same method to clean dirty drain. I always use 1 cup vinegar add a little bit baking soda with required amount of water. After using these ingredients dirty drains are clean out and clog free.
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  3. Everyday our drains should be kept clean otherwise it will get clogged and then it will become difficult to clean it. I also apply baking soda for cleaning drains. It is very effective.
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  4. That’s true. What I like most about natural cleaning products is that you can use them as often as you want without fearing harmful effects. The baking soda and vinegar solution is tried and tested and has been living up to its reputation as an effective home remedy for cleaning and unclogging your sink.

    -Darryl Iorio

  5. I love baking soda! It's not just for baking and cooking. It's a very good home remedy too. It could be a face scrub, a teeth whitening and freshener, or an odor remover for vacuum cleaners. I wouldn't be shocked to know that it can also be used for cleaning my sink drainage. I would have to try this. It's low cost and chemical-free, which could be safe and healthy for the people at home. Thanks for a great post!

    Althea Tumlin

  6. It’s always good to use naturally made cleaning products instead of chemical-based ones. Still, I suggest practicing proper waste disposal or being watchful of what goes into your sink to avoid getting it clogged. Also, you should try cleaning your sink on a weekly basis. Keep in mind that prevention is better than cure.

    -Carmella Vancil

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