Fixing a Slow to Semi-Clogged Drain

1 cup white vinegar and 1/2 cup baking soda
1 cup white vinegar and 1/2 cup baking soda
The Clogged Drain......
The Clogged Drain......
Pull out the goo and hair......
Pull out the goo and hair......
Ready to add the baking soda....
Ready to add the baking soda....
Add baking soda....
Add baking soda....
Tap baking soda as far down into drain as possible....
Tap baking soda as far down into drain as possible....
It should look like this....
It should look like this....
Add the white vinegar....
Add the white vinegar....
It starts to get bubbly.....
It starts to get bubbly.....
Pretty bubbles....
Pretty bubbles....
Now go boil some water....
Now go boil some water....
Boil 32 oz. of water
Boil 32 oz. of water
Carefully add boiling water to drain....
Carefully add boiling water to drain....
If any boiling water remains on top and does not drain quickly - plunge gently and repeat vinegar and baking soda treatment a second time.
If any boiling water remains on top and does not drain quickly - plunge gently and repeat vinegar and baking soda treatment a second time.
Once drain is clear....
Once drain is clear....
... run the hot water to make sure the drain is fully clear (repeat above steps if necessary)
... run the hot water to make sure the drain is fully clear (repeat above steps if necessary)
Replace stopper....and you have an eco-friendly cleared drain!!!!
Replace stopper....and you have an eco-friendly cleared drain!!!!

Looking for an easy way to repair a slow or semi-clogged drain? Here is a pretty simple and inexpensive way to get the job done:

To start, you will need the following items:

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 32 ounces boiling water
  • a plunger (if necessary)

Steps to follow for a clog free drain:

  1. Remove stopper
  2. Remove goo and hair
  3. Add 1/2 cup baking soda
  4. Tap baking soda into the drain
  5. Add 1 cup white vinegar
  6. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes
  7. Add 32 oz. boiling water (be careful!)
  8. If necessary, gently plunge
  9. Run hot water
  10. If necessary, repeat for a second or third time
  11. Replace Stopper

Your drain should be running smoothly after this!


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Wow, that's incredible how it boils up! I'll have to give that a try! LOVED seeing the whole process in photos. Great Hub!


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bizzymom 5 years ago from New York Author

Thanks. It worked for us so we thought it would be a good idea to pass it along. I hope it works for you too if you ever need to unclog a drain!

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