The Easiest Way To Unclog a Drain (It's Genius!)

Published Thursday, July 18, 2024

It’s not wrong of you to consider vinegar primarily as a cooking ingredient. It’s often found in your kitchen pantry, anyway. This easily manufactured acid is located in a wide range of condiments, garnishes, and more.

Yet, vinegar is so much more, particularly as a multi-purpose household cleaner. Often diluted with water to avoid damaging whatever surface or material is being cleaned, vinegar seems to have an infinite number of cleansing uses around the home.

Clogs in kitchen, bathroom, and shower/tub drains happen when enough oil, fat, and other substances and materials stick to the sides of metal and PVC piping, reducing water flow. Yes, products like Drano Max Gel Liquid Clog Remover are readily available, but sometimes these aren’t your best or safest options.

Start by pouring half a cup of baking soda down your troublesome drain. Then, dump a cup of vinegar atop to create that ever-pleasing foaming action. When most foaming dies down, rinse the drain with hot water. It’s like the grade school volcano experiment all over again!