How do I get grease out of my drain?
Even if you use hot water, the clog may still form because your pipes may be cold. To clean up the drain, simply take a cup of water and mix in salt. Make sure the cup is salty enough that the water is visibly cloudy with salt. Pour the mixture down the drain and allow it to sit for ten to fifteen minutes.
First, pour about 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain, then follow with 1 to 2 cups of plain old white or apple-cider vinegar. The chemical reaction will cause lots of bubbling and fizzing! Let this work for five minutes or so.
- Then, pour a mixture of 1 c. vinegar and 1. c very hot water down on top of the baking soda. Cover with a drain plug (to keep the reaction down below the drain surface) if you have one and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Flush one more time with a pot of boiling water.
- Break up drain clogs with a homemade solution. If your dishwasher drain is clogged and causing water to back up, you can try using a homemade solution of vinegar, baking soda and hot water to break up the clog. First, pour a solution of baking soda and vinegar down the basket at the bottom of your dishwasher.
- If you have soap scum in your tub or shower, this duo is your new best friend. Add equal parts Dawn and vinegar to a spray bottle and shake gently to mix. If you have really tough deposits, you can heat the vinegar in the microwave before mixing for a little extra power.
How to Unclog Your Drain With Baking Soda and Vinegar
- Pour a pot of boiling hot water down your drain.
- Dump in about 1/2 c. baking soda.
- Then, pour a mixture of 1 c. vinegar and 1.
- Cover with a drain plug (to keep the reaction down below the drain surface) if you have one and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
- So long as no chemical-containing drain cleaner is present in the drain or standing water, try these steps to unclogging your drain naturally. First, boil 3 to 4 cups of water. Pour one cup each of baking soda and white vinegar into the drain, followed by the water. Wait for it to bubble its way down.
- Remove the stopper from the sink and wash out any debris lodged in it.
- Pour ¼ cup baking soda into the sink drain.
- Heat a kettle of water to boiling while the baking soda and vinegar is bubbling in the drain.
- Place fresh citrus rinds in sink drains that contain garbage disposals.
- Salt and boiling water. After removing standing water from the sink, pour about ½ cup of table salt down the drain before you pour in the boiling water. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then flush with hot water to clear the mixture.
Updated: 28th November 2019