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6 Natural And Effective Homemade Drain Cleaners (& Additional Tips)

Last Updated on March 22, 2021

5. Salt & baking soda

Mix about ½ cup of both baking soda and salt, then pour down the drain smoothly. You can let it sit for 30 minutes or overnight. The longer, the better. Once you know it’s ready, use a pot of boiling water to clean out this drain cleaner. If you feel like your drain is roughly clogged, then make sure to leave the mixture in for as long as possible.

6. Plunger

Yes, the solution to your issue could be as easy as using a plunger. This method works better for kitchen sinks, so when the food gets stuck, use a plunger as soon as possible to avoid any tough clog in the future.  Make sure to empty the sink from any dishes,  fill it with warm tap water then plunge your clogged drain away. The best “drain cleaner” you use is the rubber plunger. 

7. Additional tips to prevent clogged drains

  • When the disposal is on, run cold water.
  • Never put fruits peels, vegetable peels, oil, grease, seeds, eggshells, bones, or pits down the drain.
  • Throw a few ice cubes in your garbage disposal for sharper blades.
  • Put lemon peels or tiny citrus at the disposal for a fresh scent.
  • Add a hair trap in your bathtub, shower, and bathroom sink.

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