If you’ve noticed a clogged drain, it’s essential to clear the obstruction promptly to keep the problem from getting worse. Chemical drain cleaners are toxic and dangerous to use, so many homeowners opt for more natural methods to drain cleaning. Here are some everyday household products you can use to keep your drains clean and clear.
Before getting started, remove your drain stopper or screen and then get rid of any visible blockages with a towel.
This is one of the more common homemade drain cleaners. First, you should pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain. Follow it quickly with 1/2 cup of vinegar. Be sure to plug the drain and allow the cleaners sit for an hour. When the hour is up, boil a pot of hot water and pour it down the drain. Turn on your faucet to see if the remedy worked. If not, repeat as needed until you have a clear drain.
Create a mixture of 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of salt. Pour them down the clogged drain and let sit for about half an hour, more if it’s a particularly resistant clog. Then, boil a pot of water and pour it down the drain. Repeat as necessary.
This method can not only clear your drain but also give your kitchen or bathroom a nice lemony scent. Simply pour 1/2 cup of baking soda and then 1/2 cup of lemon juice down your drain. Plug the drain with a stopper and let the mixture go to work for at least an hour. Follow with boiling hot water.
If you continue to have drain issues, it may be time to call in a professional. Hometown Plumbing of Bakersfield can solve all of your drain cleaning concerns. Contact us today.