How To Clean A Drain With Homemade Cleaners

Posted on: 6 January 2021

Nothing is quite as annoying as having to deal with a clogged drain. It is inconvenient and can be difficult to clean without professional help. While it can be difficult to clear, it is not impossible. There are several natural solutions available that you can make yourself at home. Take a look at the best options for a homemade drain cleaner.

When Not to Use a Homemade Cleaner

Before you learn how to make a homemade drain cleaner it is important to know when you should and should not use a cleaner that you have made at home. If you have already used a chemical cleaner then it is best to avoid using a homemade cleaner. This is because you may cause very dangerous and disastrous chemical reactions. The fumes may affect you and damage the drain.

Combine Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

One of the best combinations you can make is that of baking soda and lemon juice. This combination is not difficult to make. All you need to do is combine a half cup of lemon juice with a half cup of baking soda. Pour it down the drain and wait for at least an hour then you can pour a pot of boiling water down the drain.

If you don't have any lemon juice on hand then you can use baking soda and salt. Just mix a cup of baking soda and half a cup of salt. Then pour it down the drain. Let it sit and then pour boiling water down the drain as you would with the baking soda and lemon mixture.

Cream of Tartar and Baking Soda

You do not only have the option of combining baking soda with lemon juice or salt. You can also combine it with cream of tartar. Combine two tablespoons of cream of tartar with some salt. Mix it well and then add two cups of baking soda. The next step is to pour a little boiling water down the drain. After that, you can pour the dry mixture down the drain. Let it sit for at least an hour then wash it down with boiling water.

Clearing your drain with what is already in your home is one of the most cost-effective ways to stop a blockage. However, it is important to know your limits. If what you are doing isn't working you should call in a professional. The fact that the blockage isn't moving may be a sign of a more serious plumbing problem. Contact a drain cleaning service for more information. 


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