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Clear a clogged drain
Jul. 29, 2014
With young children in the house, putting food down the wrong side of the sink happens frequently. I have tried various household drain cleaners and none of them have really worked. They maybe open the drain but they don't clean up the gunk causing the drain to be clogged or drain slowly. Luckily, I found an affordable solution to my problem and I am sharing it.
Pour 1 cup of baking soda down any bathroom, kitchen, shower, or bathtub drain. When I did this, my drain was so clogged that it didn't go down. So I had to add a little water. Then pour 1 cup of salt. I added a little water to help. Once I got it to start draining, I poured 1/2 cup of distilled vinegar. It fizzed and bubbled up. I let that sit for 15 mins.
Then, I boiled 2 quarts of water. Pour the boiling water down the drain right on the drain not just in the sink. At first, I poured it in the sink and it didn't work as well. It worked much better when I poured the water right on the drain with the salt and soda mixture sitting on the drain. It bubbled and fizzed some more.
I could see a difference after my first attempt. But it was not completely cleared so I tried it again. The second time was a huge success. I then boiled a few more quarts of water and then just dumped it down the drain. I now have a completely clean drain and I can see all the way into the drain.
I can safely say that I don't think my kitchen drain as ever been this clean. And the total cost was less than $5 and I still have enough to clear more drains if I choose. May have to tackle the shower drain next. I hope this affordable solution helps you with any future clogged drains your have. Have a HOPtastic day!!
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