Baking soda is normally an ingredient that is used in every kitchen, but it also has many other uses around the house. Baking soda is very useful on clogged and smelly drains. There are many disadvantages of using chemical products for as the drain cleaners. Chemical products are not guaranteed to dissolve clogs and the harsh chemicals in them can be extremely hazardous to the skin. So before going to buy any ready-made chemical drain unclogs for your home, just have a try with this natural product. It will surprisingly work for you by unclogging the drain with a simple home remedy.
Unclog Drain with Baking Soda:
Things we will need + Method:
- Baking soda
- Distilled white vinegar
Directions to Use:
Method 1: Pour 1 cup of vinegar down the drain followed by 1 cup of baking soda. As you pour these ingredients, there will be an audible reaction occurs. Vinegar is a mild acetic acid and baking soda is an alkaline. When these two are mixed, they react somewhat dramatically to neutralize one another and that is the reason behind the sudden reaction. As the reaction occurs, just wait for at least 5 minutes before flushing the drain with hot water.
There will be nothing wrong to repeat this baking soda and vinegar process several times. You can easily use this home remedy to unclog the drain of the sinks.
Method 2: There is another best option to be used instead of pouring vinegar. Just try to pour1 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of salt down the drain. Leave the mixture to sit in the drain for several hours, letting it overnight is best. Flushing the drain with boiling water will be necessary. This process will work better and in the best way if you do it right before bedtime since the drain won’t be used until morning.
Some Other Tips to Use Baking Soda for Cleaning Purpose:
- Both the vinegar and the baking-soda-and the salt and the salt and the baking soda methods can be used to freshen and clean the garbage disposal. If you desire to remove odors in a disposal, reduce the required amounts of water, salt, baking soda, vinegar, and salt by half and follow the given above directions properly.
- Try to put baking soda down the drain without rinsing it. This idea will help to reduce the odors that may develop. Leave it for few hours and flush the baking soda out of the drain with the hot vinegar. You can also use hot water followed by hot vinegar.