Cleaning a Drain with Vinegar and Baking Soda

How do I clean a drain with baking soda and vinegar?

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September 23, 20180 found this helpful
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I use this method all the time. I use 1/2 cup baking soda to 2 cups of vinegar. Soda in drain, then vinegar. I leave it sit about 1/2 hour, then run hot water through it for a few seconds. If that doesn't work, I use the plunger for a few squeezes, then use a table spoon of salt in the drain, then above vinegar and baking soda, hot water, plunger. Unless the clog is the worst ever this always works. Only once after bacon fat got poured down the drain did it not work and the sink needed snaked. Never did that again! PS. We do this every few weeks proactively and knock on wood. The kitchen and bath (sink and tub) and stationary tub drains are always clear!

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September 23, 20180 found this helpful

This should read 1/2 half a cup! Not 12 cups. Omg. I need a new tablet. I am so sorry!!

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September 24, 20180 found this helpful

I fixed it. It was showing a weird character instead of /

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September 24, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks bunches!!! I need a new tablet :(

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October 1, 20180 found this helpful
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Pghgirl has shared the best method, probably close to the way most of us clean our drains and it does work.

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One of the biggest problems is that it needs to be done every 4-6 weeks and not many remember to do this. Some people put it on their calendar as one of their monthly chores.

A big problem also is what people let go down their drains - drains in the kitchen as well as in the bathrooms collect all kinds of stuff.

I replaced my kitchen and bathroom drain stoppers with small wire strainers and I no longer have problems with any of them. I just keep an old fashion rubber stopper should I have to use the sink to hold water. These are available at most big box stores and online.

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September 23, 20180 found this helpful

Pour 1 cup of each in the drain. Follow with a cup of boiling water. Leave a few hours. Flush with hot water

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November 4, 20180 found this helpful

Pour about a cup-2cups of baking soda down the drain. Slowly add about 1 cup of vinegar and let it do its job. Leave it until the foaming action is gone.

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If there is still baking soda in the drain u can add more vinegar. The longer u let it work the better. After a hour or 2 run hot water down the drain for a good 5 minutes. Repeat monthly. Good luck.

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