I didn’t realize just how controversial the baking soda and vinegar method for cleaning drains was until I started in on doing some research on it. It seems that the age-old solution for fixing a clog is something that causes some debate. Some believe that the baking soda and vinegar doesn’t do anything, while others believe that it does everything. I actually found the outraged comments on a few different blogs to be quite amusing, and they inspired me to try out the method myself. Well, the comments and partly the fact that one bathroom sink hasn’t been draining for about a month now inspired me…
The trick is the hot water. And that is what I think is left out of some instructions, which leads to negative results. So make sure that you have a pot of boiling hot water ready to go, and hopefully it will work for you!
1. Pour a pot of boiling hot water into your drain
2. Mix together a solution of one cup baking soda and one cup of vinegar
3. Pour that mixture into the drain
4. Shut the drain plug and wait about 5 to 10 minutes
5. Finish up with another pot of hot water
As long as there isn’t some object stuck in your drain, this method should do the trick! The bubbles from the baking soda and vinegar should loosen up the gunk in the drain, and the hot water should take care of minimizing the grease and wash it all out.
Thankfully, this worked for me, so I can now use that sink again, woo hoo!
Let me know if you’ve used this method with any success, I’d love to hear about it and any variations you may have.
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