We've all had them - clogged drains.
Whether in the kitchen, the shower, or the bathroom sink...
they are a huge pain.
I was an avid Dran-O user until I learned this very easy and inexpensive solution!
All you need is...
1 Box of Baking Soda
1 Bottle of Distilled White Vinegar
Pot of Boiling Water
Here's What You Do:
1. Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into drain. Don't measure, it doesn't have to be exact.
2. Pour 1/2 cup of white vinegar into drain - again don't measure - and marvel at the magical volcano that occurs in your drain. Seriously... it's mesmerizing.
3. Wait five minutes. This will allow the baking soda and white vinegar time to work through the pipes.
4. Pour boiling water down the drain. I boil water on the stove in a kettle and dump it down the drain.
Now... if you've never done this...
it make take a few shots to get a completely clean pipe.
We did this at my parents' new house in the guest bathroom...
where the previous owners bathed their dogs...
it took almost a full box of baking soda and 2 gallons of white vinegar,
but those pipes are clean as can be.
Plus - it eliminated odors and was still cheaper than buying bottles of Dran-O!
Come on - no chemical smell?! I'm all about that!
Another cost saving tip - don't use fresh baking soda!
Use the baking soda you keep in the fridge to eliminate smells.
Instead of tossing it out when it's "expired" and hardened - put it in your cleaning cabinet.
Break it into pieces when you're ready to put it into the drain
and it still works!
We do this in our kitchen sink and showers once a month and bathroom sinks once every three months.
Could not be happier with the results!