I love this DIY – How to clean your drain naturally. It is a great money saver and better for the environment too! Recently I shared with you how to remove hair build-up and residue naturally. From that post we got a tip that I wanted to share with you all on how to clean your drain naturally. This is something that I have used on my kitchen sinks before at school when I taught.
How to clean your drain naturally
- Put 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, then 2 cups white vinegar.
- Cover drain with a plate to force foam down.
- Wait 30 minutes, then rinse with hot water!
Wow! What an affordable solution to chemicals! I cleaned my shower drain and it works great! You can add 5 – 10 drops of lemon essential oil for disinfection and to help the drain smell better too! Lemon juice will also work or lemon vinegar works great!
Be sure to use HOT water after to rinse the solution through (I used boiling water) and then ran hot water for about 2 minutes.
Disclosure: Always ask a plumber to be safe before testing this drain cleaner. My plumber approved this for our pipes.
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