When we own a home, we already realize that there are many things that need to be done on a daily basis. It’s not just a matter of keeping up with the Joneses or perhaps just making sure that our house is clean, we also have various maintenance items that need to be done periodically as well. In fact, it seems as if you just finish one project when another project is ready to be done. You also have some surprises, and many times, they come in the form of a clogged drain.
What do you do whenever you have a clogged drain at your home? If you’re like most people, you try using a very strong chemical to break through the clog and to free the drain once again. It can be frustrating when it happens, and it does tend to happen at the most inconvenient times. What you may not realize is that the strong chemicals don’t work as well as they say they are going to work and at the same time, they can damage the pipes. If you are looking for a better way to unclog the drain, here are a number of eco-friendly options that will do the trick.
1. Baking soda and vinegar
Some people will say that this trick isn’t all that effective but if you have a small clog or if you just want to clean the debris that clings to the side of the drain, it will work just fine.
Pour in 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Chase the mixture with about 4 cups of boiling water.
This breaks down the grease and fat in the drain and the water flushes all of the particles away.
2. Salt and water
When your bathroom sink starts draining slowly it may be because there is a build up of soap and grease.