Homemade Drain Cleaners
Posted on August 28th, 2014 by BlueMountain
Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Don’t be fooled by store bought drain cleaners. While they do work for a short amount of time, they are actually damaging your pipes in the long run. These drain cleaners are filled will harsh chemicals that eat away at your plumbing system over time. Using these products frequently can lead to permanent damage.
You may be wondering if there are any alternatives to traditional drain cleaners. Fortunately, there are homemade drain cleaning solutions that can clear up tough clogs. Best of all, these solutions can be made with natural products that you probably have in your house. This is a great way to save money and go green at the same time!
Vinegar & Baking Soda Solution
First, pour a cup of baking soda and white vinegar into the drain. The solution will start to fizz upon contact. Let it sit for a few minutes. Then pour boiling hot water down the drain. This will wipe out the scum and hair that has been lingering in your drain.
Salt & Baking Soda Solution
Mix a 1/2 cup of table salt with a 1/2 cup of baking soda. Then pour the solution into the drain. Let the solution settle for a few minutes. Pour a few cups of boiling hot water down the drain and viola!