Chemicals are not usually a good option for cleaning the drain, and they are often expensive products. In addition to causing certain environmental damage, it is always preferable to go to home solutions that will help you clean the drain without using chemicals and very effectively.

How to clean a drain with baking soda and vinegar

To take advantage of the reaction of these components to clean the drain very effectively , we must mix half a cup of baking soda in another cup of hot water. Next, a mixture of half a cup of vinegar with half a cup of boiling water is poured.

Then we cover the drain with a plug (to maintain the reaction of these products in the drain) and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. After this time, we must pour a pot of hot water into the drain in order to finish cleaning and dragging the entire surface that has detached from it.

Why does this mixture help clean the drain?

The baking soda and hot water treatment will loosen any dirt at the bottom of the drain or gutter, and the chemical reaction with the vinegar will cause any loosened items to come off. Then a final rinse with hot water will be enough to clean the drain without using chemicals.

Clean the drain with lemon, salt and baking soda

Baking soda is inexpensive, non-toxic, and a very mild abrasive. Can be safely used on enamel, stainless steel and fiberglass sinks. Also to give them shine and a thorough cleaning.

For this reason, this time we will use sodium bicarbonate together with the properties of lemon for cleaning the home and salt with which we can clean the drain without chemicals and effectively.

First, we must mix the salt and baking soda in equal parts and mix them with hot water, to this mixture we must pour it into the drain and later we will add the juice extracted from 2 to 3 lemons.

Salt also helps clean the drain

In this case we will use the salt in combination with the baking soda but dry, then at the end the liquids will go, the vinegar with hot water.

How do you do it?
You must first dry the drain, or leave it for several hours without using, when it is dry and in order to better clean the drain, we will begin to pour the baking soda, then we will do the same with the salt, when these two ingredients have been added, We will apply the white vinegar together with boiling or very hot water. It is very effective for drains clogged with grease or oils.

To prevent the drain from clogging

It is very important to learn how to prevent the drain from being clogged or clogged with certain compounds or elements that we accidentally throw down the drain. For this it is important to maintain hygiene and control routinely, or weekly in order to avoid having a completely clogged drain.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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