While cleaning a home drain may not always be possible to do yourself as you may need plumbing tools and probably also a professional plumber, but minor drain issues are easy to clean.
And surprisingly, you don’t even need to use toxic chemicals to do it. In this short post we will discuss some easy natural ways to clean your home drain.
Hot Soap Water
This is a simple method that involves boiling about two liters of water and putting a few tablespoons of dish soap to it. Then slowly put this mixture through the clogged drain.
Now, it may take more than one attempt to get the job done using this method, but it does work really well, especially for grease clogs.
This is because it heats the grease enough to make it turn to liquid again, allowing it to pass through the drain.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
The mixture of baking soda and vinegar is kind of a universal solution for many different problems, and a clogged home drain is no exception.
You just need to take a cup and put baking soda and vinegar in it in equal quantity, and then put the mixture into the drain.
The next step would be to plug the drain, wait for an hour, and unplug it.
The final step would be to put boiling water through the drain, and put as much of it as required to clean the drain.
Cleaning a Kitchen Sink
Kitchen sink requires a slightly different approach, as food stuff often gets stuck around the curve of the drain.
This area is hard to reach, but a plunger can reach it easily. All you need to do is remove any utensils or rags from the sink, fill the sink to half its capacity with hot water and get plunging.
A rubber plunger may turn out to be a better option than the other types for a typical kitchen sink.
Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
If you do not like the smell of vinegar, you can use this method as an alternative to the above method involving baking soda and vinegar. This is especially when cleaning a kitchen sink that won’t get clear using the above method, where the smell of vinegar can be a bit annoying.
The process is pretty much the same here, as you need to put half a cup of baking soda into the drain, followed by half a cup of lemon juice, and then finally a lot of boiling water.