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Cheap, Green Drain Cleaner

Our shower was completely clogged two weeks ago. It didn’t even drain after a full day sitting there. Nasty!

But I was too lazy to go to the store. So I went online and searched for an alternative drain cleaner. The recipe I found was:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • hot water

So I boiled a small sauce pan of water (4-6 cups). I then scooped up the baking soda out of the bag we have and poured it over the drain to get as much of it as possible to float down into the drain to the clog. I then poured in the vinegar over the same spot. It immediately fizzled, bubbled, and showed its effervescence. I waited two or three minutes to let the bubbles do their work. Then in went the boiled water, still piping hot, down the drain.

Nothing.

So I started to repeat the steps. By the time I put more water on the stove to boil and walked back to the bathroom, the drain had cleared. A few weeks later and the drain is still clean as can be.

So I now have a green drain cleaner that won’t eat the pipes or kill the kids and fish. I highly, highly recommend that you also try this drain cleaner. It works well and the ingredients are probably already in your home, as they were in mine. Cheap, too!