DIY Drain Cleaners may seem like an unnecessary task, but when you have 3 girls with full heads of hair they love brushing right above the sink, you’d be amazed at how often I find myself making one of these. Plus, has dirty water ever backed up in your sink while having guests in your house? It’s quite an embarrassing picture! Keeping your drains cleared regularly is actually a pretty good idea just for basic maintenance.
Since some of the drain cleaners sold in stores tend to have some pretty harmful chemicals to touch and smell, the DIY options does prove to be a safer option for many families. Toxin-free drain cleaners are the best and safe as compared to their chemical counterparts, as the latter may contain harmful substances, such as sulfuric acid, which may also destroy your pipes, causing more problems in the long run. Therefore, the next time you experience a clogged drain, try one of these DIY drain cleaners:
4 DIY Drain Cleaners & Non-Toxic Ways to Clean Your Drain
Dish Soap and Hot Water
Boil about 2 liters of water and mix it with a few tablespoons of liquid dish soap. Take the hot mixture and pour it down the tub slowly. Repeat the process several times to achieve the best results.
Vinegar and Baking Soda
Pour ½ a cup of vinegar and ½ a cup of baking soda down the clogged drain. Plug your tub and let it rest for almost an hour. After that, unplug it and pour hot boiled water down the sink tub. Repeat process until your drain is crystal clear.
Baking Soda and Salt
Mix the two ingredients (baking soda and salt). The mixture will have at least ½ a cup of each of the two components. Pour the mixture down the drain. Let the mixture rest for half an hour or can let it rest overnight. Once the dough rests for a while, clear it down the drain with hot boiled water.
Salt, Borax and Vinegar
Borax isn’t always an ideal DIY solution because of its harshness, but this DIY Drain Cleaner works really well for those tougher clogs.
Pour ¼ a cup of borax, ½ a cup of vinegar, and ¼ a cup of salt in your clogged drain. To this mixture, add hot boiled water. Let the mixture rest until the combination clears. Finally, rinse the tub using tap water to wash away all the unwanted substances.
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