My bathroom sink has been draining off slowly. I hated to ask Hubby to come in again and open up the drain and clean it, so I Googled “How To Unclog A Drain Naturally”. I got out my old friends and cleaning champions – Baking Soda and Vinegar and got ready to rock and roll my bathroom sink.
I could hardly wait to give them a try. This process works with a slow drain, but it would be interesting to see how it works with standing water in the sink.
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. Mine simply unscrewed.) 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 little 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.
Hubby wasn’t sure this would work. He stood by watching me conduct this Scientific Experiment”! Even he was impressed when the drain ran clearly!
All I can say is, I wish my Science Teachers had been this interesting in school. I might have paid more attention, and become a Rocket Scientist, or something equally as glamorous!
So tuck this away, for the day you need to unclog that drain. Since my hair is longer now I will probably do it once a month to keep it running this well!