What are homemade cleaners? What is the most common method used? Is it effective or is it just a waste of time?
Homemade Drain Cleaner:
Long before advanced drain technologies were invented, our great-grandparents, grandparents and even our parents had problems within their homes plumbing systems and they had to fix the issues with the options that they had available at that time.
So, homemade cleaners became popular options among home owners because of their effectiveness to remove most drain clogs, they were inexpensive and, in most cases, people could do it very quickly.
Common Natural Cleaner:
Even though, you can find a variety of methods that you can try, the fact to the matter is that, most homemade cleaners won’t work as promised, so, in this article, I will only write about those that have been tested and proven to be most effective methods.
Also, have in mind that homemade cleaners’ alternatives can only do so much for your drains, in fact, most drain clogs cannot be removed easily, and therefore, you might still have to consider contacting a professional to have the drain (s) unclog.
Method 1: Flushing
Is your sink clogged? What can you try first to get it unclog?
1 – Remove as much water from the sink as you can.
2 – Dump 1 cup of baking soda in the drain.
3 – Pour 2 gallons of boiling water in the drain.
4 – If the water drains, then, pour another 2 to 5 gallons of boiling water in the drain.
5 – Finally, turn the cold water on and keep it running for several minutes.
Method 2: Drain Flush
1 – Remove as much water as possible from the sink.
2 – Dump 1 cup of baking soda into the drain.
3 – Pour a cup of household vinegar into the drain.
4 – Plug the drain with the sink stopper, then, let it seat 30 to 45 minutes.
5 – After 30 to 45 minutes, unplug the sink then, pour a bucket of hot water into the sink.
6 – If the first attempt doesn’t work, then, try again, this time double the portion of baking soda and vinegar then, wait for about an hour.
7 – If the water has fully drained after an hour, clean the sink with bleach and boiling water to clean the sludge from the sink.
These are the only two homemade cleaners that I will charge with you, however, if you know any other methods that you would like me to and to this list, please, feel free to send me an email.