Natural Drain Cleaning Recipes
Slow drains can be a pain! Before you reach for the commercial drain clearing chemicals, try these natural solutions. Note, natural cleaning, in general, is best used as a preventative, rather than a solution for severe problems. Use these recipes every few months or at the first sign of a slow drain!
- Baking Soda and Vinegar: (For extra power, start with about a tablespoon of concentrated dish soap, down the drain)
1/2 cup baking soda1 cup white vinegarPour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain. Adding a little at a time, follow this with one cup (8 oz) of distilled vinegar. Let this work its magic for ten minutes and then follow with very hot water.
- Baking Soda, Salt and Cream of Tartar:
1/4 cup baking soda1/4 cup table salt1 tablespoon cream of tartar1 cup boiling waterMix 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup table salt and one tablespoon of cream of tartar. Pour the dry mixture down the drain and follow with a cup of boiling water. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then flush with cold water.
- Heavy Duty Borax Drain Cleaner: (Look for borax in the detergent aisle of the grocery store)
1 cup borax
4 cups boiling waterPour one cup of borax down the drain, followed by four cups of boiling water. Let sit for 20 minutes and then flush with cold water.
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