Do you know drain clogging is a result of negligence? Probably not (or maybe, Yes)! The process of clogging starts with the inconvenience of the wastewater passing. If you don’t fix the problem soon, it will begin to clog up. Soon you will have to call the plumber. So this time let’s take an oath not get our drainage marred before it reaches that stage we will fight them off. How? By using a homemade drain cleaner to unclog the drain pipes.
We all know clogged drains are not so usual to deal with, you face them every now and then, in the kitchen sink or the shower. Till now you might have to call the plumber for the solution, but not this time.
You can fix the jammed drainage in a snap like Thanos destroyed half of the universe. So rather than ignoring the problem, let’s fix it.
Here in this article, we have gathered a few DIY drain cleaners, which professional plumbers recommend. You can make this DIY cleaner using natural and kitchen ingredients only. Be attentive and read carefully!
Homemade Drain Cleaners for Unclogging Drain
Instill Boil Water
The simple and ancestors’ way of cleaning the drain was by instilling boiling water. This is the basic way recommended by almost all the plumbers. First, empty out all the existing water in the sink. Then boil water in a pot and instill it in the pipes.
You will have to go through many attempts of cleaning the drain completely. It might take your time, but it is an inexpensive and easiest way to do it.
Pour Salt in the Drain
Another recommendation is pouring salt in the drain pipes. Salt has antioxidant properties, which will remove all the stubborn dirt and waste stuck on the sides of the passage. The abrasive texture of the salt will break down the bacterias and will also flush out the bad smell.
Spill the salt in the drain and let it rest for a few minutes, then take boiling water and instill it in the drain. It will get down all the stuck dirt in the pipe. If not only salt, add the borax and vinegar in the mixture for the perfect result.
Formula: ¼ cup salt + ¼ cup borax + ½ cup vinegar and hot water
Spill Baking Soda and Vinegar
Next up is baking soda and vinegar, you will get this easily in your kitchen. This is a perfect alternative for the chemicalized drain cleaners. It is less harmful and more effective. The mixture of baking soda and vinegar is one of the best DIY drain cleaners.
It can be used in different ways, of which
#1: Take one cup of both baking soda and vinegar, mix it well, you will see the white foam forming, empty it into the drainpipe, let it sit for 15 minutes then pour hot water. You will have to add hot water for two-three times to clear up the clogging.
#2: After draining out the water, spill the baking soda, and then pour the vinegar. Let it sit for 15 minutes then spill the hot water to clean the tub or sink’s pipe.
The bubbling reaction of the baking soda, white vinegar, and hot water unclogs the sturdy waste and debris from the pipes.
Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
Using lemon juice is kind of more expensive than the vinegar, it works well and clears the clogging just like the white vinegar. You may want to use lemon juice in the kitchen sink for the pleasant smell. Work it as you would use the vinegar with baking soda.
Use Your Wet/Dry Vacuum
You will be impressed with what your wet/dry vacuum cleaner can do. It can easily solve the issue of a clogged sink. However, operating it might be complicated, read the instructions before using it.
You might have used an old fashioned plunger to remove the clogging in the sink. This works the same as it, it creates a powerful suction and does the work. If you are going for the vacuum, stay at the safer side while doing it, so that you don’t mess up with the plumbing.
Using Unclogging Tools
If not all these you can also use unclogging tools such as mini-plunger or drain snake. Before you contact local plumber try using unclogging tools for the result. You can get a mini-plunger from any hardware store. It is specially designed for unclogging drains for the bathroom, kitchen, and shower.
The drain snake is also another option for unjamming the drain. It will collect all the hairs clogging the pipe and free it from waste.
If none of the above works, it’s time you will need to take a step ahead and disassemble the drain trap. (Only if possible!) Then using the drain snake, clean the pipe, and assemble it again. Tada! Drain cleaning is done.
Drain Cleaning Made Easy:
These were the homemade drain cleaners, that will clean the drain pipes. The plus point? You don’t have to deal with the harsh smell of chemical products. These solutions are also known as green drain cleaning solutions. It has its own benefit of not harming the plumbing hardware (making it long last) and they are super pocket-friendly.
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