Cleaning The Clogs

I always worry about cleaning the clogs out of my drains in the bathroom and the kitchen and I know that there are a lot of really harsh drain cleaners out there with the ability to harm pipes and cause expensive repair work.

Recently I have discovered something that I think works very well and does not make me worry so much about damaging the drains.

I have discovered that the first thing to do is to put maybe a half cup or more of ordinary baking soda down the drain once a week or so and follow that with a cup of very hot ordinary vinegar.

Let this mixture bubble and foam inside the drain and the pipes for about an hour and then flush it all out with ordinary water.

Somebody told me that I could get the same or a similar effect by using ordinary laundry bleach … the liquid bleach. But I still worry because a lot of the pipes in homes today are made of plastic and I have no idea about how bleach reacts with plastic … plus there are the fumes to contend with.

I hope you find this information to be useful.

Author: John American Citizen Opinion Blogger -- Inspired and Educated, smart but not all that gorgeous.

3 thoughts on “Cleaning The Clogs”

  1. I always use basic domestic thick bleach. As far as I know, it doesn’t affect any plastic pipes at all. It hasn’t affected any in my house, and I have used if for over 9 years here.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I’ve used the vinegar and soda for years … and it does work! The only difference is I’ve never tried it using HOT vinegar. I just use it straight from the bottle. I’ll keep it in mind, however, if the clog is especially stubborn. 🙂

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