Natural Drain Unclogger

Total Time
40mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
30 mins

Based on a recipe from my Shaw’s grocery store’s Wild Harvest November 2009 holiday pamphlet. It says, “Along with potato peels and onion skins often comes a clogged sink. Thankfully, there is a way to unclog sinks without sending toxic chemicals down the drain and out into the environment.” Cook time is boiling water time. I can honestly say that I use this regularly in my kitchen sink and it works as well for me as Draino did.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Clean any debris from sink.
  2. Boil a gallon of water. Slowly, pour this down the drain. For minor clogs, this may do the trick. If not, continue with next steps.
  3. Pour baking soda down the drain. Immediately follow this with the vinegar. The interaction between the two should be enough to break up the clog.
  4. Allow the sink to “rest” in this state for 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil.
  5. Pour two quarts of the boiling water down the drain after the 15-20 minutes, to rinse away the vinegar, baking soda and clogging debris.
  6. Place the cup plunger over the sink drain and plunge to thoroughly dislodge the clogging materials.
  7. Finish by pouring two more quarts of boiling water down the drain.