Thursday, October 14, 2010

No more clogged drain

Our bathroom sink was not draining properly so my loving husband spent some time cleaning out the tubes. Unfortunately our sink tubes needed more in depth cleaning and my husband was waiting for a free moment to tackle this task. But before my husband had to unscrew one billion bolts, I remembered about an e-mail that I received from my church friend months ago. I was unbelievably happy that I saved her e-mail just in case.

She suggested using the following ingredients instead of Drano or any other commercial unclogging liquids.

1 cup baking soda - pour down clogged drain

Follow with 1 cup distilled white vinegar

Wait 20 minutes

Pour a pan of boiling water down the drain (I used a 2 qt sauce pan)

At first I was skeptical that it would unclog the drain, but decided to try anyways. After consulting with my father in law to insure that I won’t mess up the tubes, my hubby and I began our mission to unclog our sink. I followed my friend’s recipe and in about 30 minutes the sink was operating like brand new…no joke. I was so excited and proud of myself and I could have issued a money saving/time saving medal to a creator of this brilliant recipe! Seriously, I couldn’t stop smiling the night we unclogged the drain in less than 30 minutes and very little effort, that I was wondering if other sinks around the house were showing the sings of clogging (unfortunately I found none).


  1. Wow, thanks for the idea. We spent money recently, on some expensive drain cleaner that smelled horrible.
    I may try this just in case the other stuff didn't do the job right :)

  2. Can't wait to get home from work to try this, thanks for the tip and extremely neat blog! :)

  3. Hi Heather and Dj! I know it's been a while, but I was kind of wondering if you have tried this idea and if it worked for both of you? I've always rely the deep cleaning of tube to my plumbing service and it's all work right. I've been reading a lot about DIY plumbing idea and trying to collect methods which works and which don't.
    - Lovella Cushman @

  4. It's incredible to realize that this technique works for you, Cat! I wish its the same for all pipes issues fixable by characteristic home cures. Most substance cleaners are protected to use, as long you took after right the given direction. At the same time in case you're having questions utilizing them..
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