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Unclog The Sink with Natural Ingredients

Unclog The SinkIt’s easier than you think to unclog the sink using natural ingredients!  Today’s tip is from Dana is showing us how to unclog a drain without using harsh chemicals.

Unclog The Sink

In her quest to be frugal along with the desire to remove as many harsh chemicals from her home as possible, Dana has found a few ways to take care of common household problems.

To unclog the sink, look no further than your pantry because here is a very effective way to unclog sinks using vinegar, baking soda and water.

Step 1 – Put about 3/4 cup DRY baking soda down the drain.

Step 2 – Pour 1/2 cup of vinegar down the sink after the baking soda. Be sure to cover the drain immediately afterward with a rag or plug, filling the hole completely so nothing can escape. This is because the interaction of the two will cause a “mini volcano” that will want to come up, you want to keep it down there.

Step 3 – Leave this concoction in the drain for about 30 minutes. While you’re waiting, boil about a gallon of water.

Step 4 – After 30 minutes, remove the plug and slowly pour the HOT water down the drain.

A huge thanks to Dana for sharing her tips on how to unclog the sink with natural ingredients!  {{high fives!}}

How Do You Unclog A Drain?

According to Planet Green you can also use a plunger to unclog a drain The plunger  creates suction and forces open the clog. In most cases, this device is your go-to guy when it comes to clearing small clogs. Many clogs are caused by hairs on the stopper. If this is the case, remove the stopper and clean it off.

If the plunger fails to unclog, you can remove the U-bend pipe below your faucet.  see Planet Green for a full explanation on how to do it.

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  1. penguinlady

    I’ve also heard that adding salt to the baking soda will help it scour the pipes as the chemical reaction occurs. It’s helped on some of my slow drains.

  2. Paul Kuiper

    I like this, my wife doesn’t do good with the smelts of Drano so I will try it.


  3. Andrea

    Thanks so much for this tip! I’m definitely going to be using this when my pesky sinks clog! =D

  4. Laurie

    That’s a great tip! I’m going to try that as I’ve noticed my disposal is really gunky. {Is “gunky” a word?} HA!

  5. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper

    I just told my husband to grab the baking soda and vinegar and let’s try this. We have a clogged sink that we just tried drano with and had no luck so I’m going to try this out. Thank you!

  6. Amy

    I keep forgetting to buy Drano at the store… but this I have on hand! Thanks for the great tip!

  7. Karen

    I tried a couple of these the other day, but i think my drain is in serious need of a plumbers snake. Thanks though!

  8. Jeni

    I’ll have to try this the next time my skin clogs – which is often since I lose so much hair down it:( A few months ago my shower stopped working (and my place is only two years old). After hours of trial and error, we took off the showerhead and poured vinegar down the pipe, and somehow that fixed the problem (which was caused by hard water). It’s amazing what vinegar can do.

  9. Sinea

    A regular use of vinegar and baking soda can keep your drains free-flowing. It really works!

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  11. Barhi@dry dates for sale

    I always in a huge mess after washing utensils.Sometimes the dishes are too oily and i always end up calling the plumber.Thanks alot for this information, at least now i can do the unclogging on my own.

  12. Sylvia

    I agree with you, I use Baking soda, grain salt (equal parts) and then a cup of hot vinegar and help to unclog a drain.

  13. Msrudiek

    This made my sink worse. I’m seriously unimpressed. It’s not your fault that my sink is worse, but I probably won’t use your cleaning tips again.

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