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Tip On How To Clear A Clogged Drain
Last winter, my kitchen sink was clogged and a friend told me that she had used vinegar, baking soda and borax to unclog hers. At first I didn't think it would work but to my surprise it did!! Hope this helps you!
If you've noticed standing water in your tub or your kitchen sink draining slowly, you probably have a clogged drain. Fortunately, if caught early you can clear a clogged drain using common household items. Vinegar, baking soda, borax, and lots of hot water are simple, yet effective tools in clearing slow-draining sinks.
Part1Preparing the Drain Mixture
2 Gather household cleaning/kitchen items. You have several options for creating a non-commercial drain opener. Most involve vinegar and another substance that create a chemical reaction when combined. See if you have any of these drain-opening agents on hand:
Vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar work) is the acidic base for creating the foaming reaction.
Lemon juice is acidic like vinegar, but smells refreshing. This makes lemon juice a good option for clearing out clogged kitchen sinks.
Baking soda is frequently used as a multipurpose cleanser.
Salt will help eat away at the clog.
Borax is frequently used as a multipurpose cleanser.
3 Pour vinegar and another drain-opening agent down the drain. No mixing is needed before pouring down the drain. The mixture will foam up on its own as the chemical reaction occurs.
For a vinegar and baking soda combination: use 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of white vinegar.
For a lemon juice and baking soda combination: use 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of lemon juice.
For a salt, borax, and vinegar combination: use 1/4 cup of borax, 1/4 cup of salt, and 1/2 cup of vinegar.
Part2Agitating the Clog
1 Cover and let the mixture sit. Either use the tub stopper to close the drain or cover it with a steaming hot cloth. Keep the drain closed for 30 minutes. During this time, the foam will be working on wearing down the clog.
Plunging works best if you fill the tub or sink with water. The added pressure from the water will help force open the clog.
3 Use a hanger to pull out the clog. If the drain is clogged with hair, take a metal hanger and twist it till you have a long piece of metal with a small hook at one end. Carefully feed the hook end of the wire down the drain. Twist the wire around and try to snag the clog. Gently pull the wire back out once you've caught the clog.
Take care not to scratch your sink or tub with the exposed metal. Also, use caution when untwisting the hanger. The metal may be sharp.
4 Use a drain snake. A drain snake looks like a long metal rope. You'll need to carefully feed the snake into the drain. When the snake gets stuck, you'll want to turn the cable. This will make it catch onto the clog. When you slowly pull the snake back out, the clog should clear. Flush with water and repeat.
Wear work gloves since the metal snake can be sharp. You should also have an old towel and bucket handy to set the clogged material.
Part3Flushing the Drain
If you have plastic piping, just use very hot water. Avoid pouring boiling water in the drain.
If the clog still stubbornly resists draining, you may have a hairball stuck. This may require manually removing the clog. Consider calling a plumber, especially if the drain completely stops up.
3 Use gravity and pressure to flush the drain. This works best on a clogged tub, since you can fill the tub with gallons of water. Fill the tub with hot water. Then, open the drain and let the pressure of all that water help break up the clog.
Celinda is the wife of Travis Bradshaw, together they have four children, Benjamin, Allie, Carli and Addie, ranging from age 11 to 22. She happily resides in the city of Schertz, TX. She enjoys hel....