I’m sure all of you understand the glories of clogged drains. My hair always manages to make a mess in the bathroom sink and especially in the tub. Once a year, it causes a problem and I shell out $5.00-10.00 for a bottle of Drano. All of those chemicals get to work and I can use my sink/shower once again.
I didn’t think twice about there being another alternative. That is, until I read Jillee’s blog One Good Thing. She recommended a simple solution of baking soda, vinegar and boiling water. This weekend, without fail, the tub decided to backup. My husband was skeptical of my homemade solution, but was willing to let me give it a try.
It worked like a dream! I poured about ½ a box of baking soda down the drain and poured about ½ cup of vinegar onto the baking soda. It started to bubble and fizz. This alone unclogged the drain. However, I wanted to finish the instructions so I boiled some water and poured it down the drain. Ta dah! The drain is officially unclogged!
The best part is that I used ingredients I already had around the house. I saved my $5.00-10.00 and it only took me 2 minutes of my time. That is definitely something I can handle!
Update: I have used the homemade mixture 3 times on the tub drain. There is a huge improvement, but there is a slight delay in the drainage. I am fine with it, however I’m sure many of you would prefer that it is completely fixed. In this case, Drano would be required. The baking soda/vinegar won’t completely unclog your drain, but they take care of 90% of the problem.