How to Unclog a Drain Using Baking Soda & Vinegar

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Using Baking Soda & Vinegar to Fixed a Clogged Drain

Baking soda and vinegar is a natural, chemical free way to dissolve small clogs.

First you should pull out the strainer or stopper and thoroughly clean it. Remove any hair, gunk, and soap residue that may have accumulated underneath the strainer or stopper, and throughly clean in and around the drain.

Next, boil water in a deep pot or large tea kettle. Fill the pot or kettle to the top with water and wait for the water to come to a boil. maxresdefault

Pour the boiling water directly into the drain. Sometimes this may be all that is needed to instantly unclog the drain. Remember that boiling water can cause severe burns, so be extra careful during this step and avoid splashing. Turn on the tap and to see if water is able to go down the drain normally.

If the drain continues to be clogged after the hot water, use baking soda and vinegar to dissolve the clog. Mix ¼ cup of baking soda and 1 cup of white vinegar and pour this into the drain.

Wait 15-20 minutes while allowing the baking soda and vinegar to sit.

Finally, boil more water in the same manner you did earlier. Pour the hot water right into the drain, remember to be careful with this step. The water should react with the baking soda and vinegar to unclog the drain. Run the tap to see if the drain is unclogged.

Serious clogs could require the use of a snake tool or a call to a professional cleaner or plumber.

 

 

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