Thursday, November 8, 2012

DIY Drain Cleaner

We have kind of crappy water, I mean it's safe to drink but it kind of smells and our drains start to really smell bad after a while. Our bathroom sink seems to be the worse, it probably doesn't help that we allow Hank to drink out of the drink but oh well.

I like to use "green" products, actually all of my house cleaning products are "green" products. However, I've yet to see a drain cleaner that is "green" so I decided to do a little googling and make my own.

This is what I do:
  1. Clean sink and drain of all visual debris.
  2. Boil three (3) cups of water and carefully pour down the drain. 
  3. Use 1/2 cup of baking soda and one (1) cup of vinegar. Let foam for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Turn on the hot water and allow hot water to run through drain for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Optional step: Pour one (1) cup of lemon juice down the drain to help cover up the vinegar smell.
  6. Repeat steps 2 through 4 as needed.  
Enjoy a nice smelling drain,
Over and out,
A Engineer in the Kitchen

1 comment:

  1. I usually use lemon juice to get rid of the foul vinegar smell. It's best to repeat the process four times, especially when you forget to clean your drains for a year. If you think these DIY techniques can't clean your house, you better call professional help. I suggest you let them clean your drains and pipes, especially when you just moved to a new house. :)

    James Warren @


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