How to Make Your Own Drain Cleaner

February 5, 2018


Have you noticed that your showers are slowly turning into baths? If you’re
finding yourself standing in the tub with water around your feet or your
plates are getting lost in the sink, you probably have a clogged drain.
But before you reach for a chemical-filled, lye-based drain cleaner, think
about creating your own
natural alternative.

What you’ll need:

2 cups baking soda

4 cups warm water

1 cup vinegar

What to do:

Step 1: Remove all the existing water, dishes or toys from your sink or tub.

Step 2: Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain. To make sure it all goes
down, scoop out 1 tablespoon at a time, instead of dumping the entire
cup at once.

Step 3: Pour 2 cups of warm water down the drain. When the water and baking
soda combine, it will make a thick foam that removes the food and sludge
stuck in your pipes.

Step 4: Next, pour another cup of baking soda down the drain. Wait a minute
or two, then pour 1 cup of white vinegar in and plug the drain immediately.

Step 5: When the bubbling and fizzing stops, add the last 2 cups of warm water.

If the drain is still clogged, repeat the process one more time.

The benefits:

Chemical cleaners can be harmful to your pipes and family’s health
if inhaled. The baking soda and hot water mixture will loosen up any food
or sludge that’s stuck to the sides of your drain, then the vinegar
flushes it all out. One final hot-water rinse will get into any small
spots and kill any remaining bacteria.

The best preventative action you can take is calling your local plumber
to scope out your home’s plumbing. At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating
& Air, we are here for all of your
drain cleaning and heating needs, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. For
more information, give us a call at (901) 795-9044 or visit our



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