Thursday, September 25, 2014

Clearing a drain: baking soda + vinegar

If a drain is slow, the following method using hot water + baking soda; then adding hot water  + vinegar -- and then flushing with hot water, works great.  Sometimes, I will use a plunger beforehand; this sometimes loosens debris enough to unclog slow drains.

If the plunger method doesn't work, then:

  • Flush with hot water (pot or several cups of hot water)
  • Cup of baking soda with hot water to get it into the drain.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes
  • Add cup of vinegar, flush down with cup of hot water.
  • Close drain and let sit for 10-15 minutes
  • Flush with hot water.