The drain in the kid’s bathroom has been slow the last few weeks.
I wanted to find a solution to unclog the drain that didn’t include calling a plumber- too expensive.
And didn’t include Drano- too toxic.
I did a Google search on “How to Unclog a Drain Naturally” and found my old friends and cleaning champions- Baking Soda and Vinegar at the top of the list.
I could hardly wait to give them a try. This process works with a slow drain, I don’t think it would work with a drain with standing water in it.
Here’s what I did:
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 large pot of boiling water
(I removed my pop-up drain stopper first.) Carefully pour the baking soda down the drain. Follow with 1 cup of white vinegar. Let it stand for about 15 minutes. Then I poured a pot of boiling water down the drain.
It was moving a faster, but still a bit slow. So I repeated the process.
The second time worked like a charm, I heard a gurgling noise (which sounded encouraging) and when I poured the boiling water in, it really went down fast. Now it drains as fast as when it was brand new. Totally amazing. And to think, I just used what was in my pantry, no $$$ out the door.