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Unclog That Drain

You have these in your cabinet, right? Did you know you could use them to unclog your drains? It works pretty well and isn’t poison. Here’s what I did recently to unclog the bathroom sink drain. First, take out the stopper and dump a bunch of baking soda down into the drain. Next, pour some vinegar down there and quickly cover the drain with your hand to stop it up. It’s going to bubble up and froth like one of those volcano projects kids do for school. You want all that fizziness to push down and eat at whatever is clogging the drain. If your drain stopper creates a tight seal, you can just use that. When it’s done fizzing, run hot water down the drain. Still slow? Repeat. See, easy!

 

 

2 Comments

  1. If you have a lot of animals or long-haired folks in your house, a slender, long-ish steel crochet hook is useful for removing that hamster-sized hairball that is clogging the drain first. It’s gross but makes drains run way better in moments. The vinegar & baking soda will help keep those clogs from forming if used regularly.

    • abracapocus

      September 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      and you know there's no lack of hair 'round these parts. :-) in this case, the buildup was past the bend in the bathroom sink. so i'm not sure that would've caught it.

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