I have had a chronically clogged drain in my bathroom sink almost since we moved in. Mr. PTDT and I don’t have to share a sink, thank goodness, but that means I have no one to blame the clogs on but myself!! I don’t know what gets it so clogged, but Pinterest offered up an easy and non chemical way to clean it!
Here’s the pin I found
The recipe is easy! and very inexpensive. Much much cheaper than a bottle Draino or Liquid Plumber – and I even saw better results!
Unclog a drain with Baking Soda and Vinegar
- Pour 3/4-1 cup of baking soda in the drain.
- Pour 1/2 cup vinegar in the drain and immediately cover the drain
- Leave everything to sit and work for about 30 mins (don’t use the sink during this time)
- After 30 mins, remove the cover and let hot water run thru the pipes for about 2-3 mins.
- Repeat for tough clogs
Here’s a few action shots from when I tried it! First a picture of my clogged sink, hard to see, but it was about 4 inches of water!
I took out the drain plug thingy and poured in my baking soda
This actually filled my drain – so the next time I need to do this, I will use about half the amount of baking soda. Then I poured in the vinegar!
I had to wait a few minutes to pour since my drain was so packed with baking soda. I poured in the rest and then shoved in the plug to the locked position to seal it in
I waited half an hour, and then rinsed it out for 2 minutes. At first it didn’t seem that the clog was all the way cleared. But over the course of the day it started draining faster and faster, and now it drains like it was never clogged! HOORAY!!
Very easy to find supplies, and like I’ve said, so cheap!
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Happy Pinning! Happy Cleaning!!