use #household ingredients you have on hand to solve the #problem in a snap. I’m sharing five #drain #cleaners you can make at home, using everyday staples.
Before trying any of these, be sure to first remove your drain screen or stopper and wipe out any visible blockages with a paper towel.
Baking Soda + Vinegar:
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda, followed by 1/2 cup vinegar down drain. Plug drain, and let sit for one hour. Then, pour a pot of boiling water down drain. Repeat if necessary.
Baking Soda + Lemon Juice
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda, followed by 1/2 cup lemon juice down drain. Plug drain, and let sit for one hour. Finish with a pot of boiling water.
Baking Soda + Salt
Mix 1/2 cup table salt and 1/2 cup baking soda together, and pour down drain. Let sit for about 30 minutes (or overnight if it’s a tough clog), and follow with a pot of boiling water.
Baking Soda + Salt + Cream of Tartar
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup salt and 2 tablespoons cream of tartar in a jar that seals. Close jar, and shake to combine ingredients. Pour half the jar’s contents down drain, and save the other half for later. Follow the solution with a pot of boiling water. Let #drain sit for one hour. Then, run tap water to rinse any remaining solution down.
Salt + Borax + Vinegar
Pour 1/4 cup salt, followed 1/4 cup Borax down #drain. Then, pour 1/2 cup vinegar down. Finish with a pot of boiling water. Let sit for one hour or until it #clears; then, run hot tap water to rinse any remaining solution down.