How often do your drains, kitchen or bathroom, get clogged? I have a couple quick tips how to unclog these drains naturally.
Does hair or guck get caught in your drains? Maybe another question I should ask is, how often do you shower with water filling around your feet?
Chances are that your drain is clogged or is clogging. Now, I am going to spare you graphic and unpleasant pictures of clogged drain ingredients, et all, but I am going to share with you a couple great tips that work wonders when cleaning out a shower drain, without harsh chemicals.First though, I want to stress why it’s important to stay away from chemical drain cleaners. The main reason is because such cleaners are harmful on pipes and septic tank. Instead, follow these methods. Here is how to unclog a drain naturally.
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Baking Soda, Vinegar and Boiling Water
Pour a cup of baking soda down the clogged drain. Wait a few minutes then add a cup of vinegar, followed by pouring a pot of boiling hot water. For more clever uses of vinegar, click here.
A Wire Coat Hanger
Straighten the hanger out, but leave the hook. Make sure you have something to discard your findings, like a bag of some sort. Use the hook end of the hanger to fish in the drain and pull up any guck or hair buildup that is clogging the drain. After removing as much as you can, follow up with step one above.
A Good Old Fashioned Plunger
Like a good broom, every household needs to have a plunger. Just goes without saying. In fact, I recommend having two on hand; one for the kitchen sink, and one for the bathrooms. Sometimes food or hair gets stuck at the curve of the drain where it’s hard to reach with a hook, so try the plunger. I recommend a rubber plunger. This is the one we have, and it costs a whopping $3.15.
It’s important to use these green solutions. They’re safer to breathe than toxic chemicals and they won’t eat away at your pipes, with will save you a lot of hassle down the road. Plus, it’s a great way to help out the environment.
Want to try and avoid clogged drains?
For kitchen sinks, never put grease, oil, banana peels or potato peels; eggshells, bones, pits or seeds down the drain. The peels and eggshells are great to throw in the compost while everything else should be thrown out.
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