Baking Soda and Vinegar Drain Cleaner

Posted on Dec 6 2011 - 8:15pm by Nicole Smith

The other day my mother called me and asked if I had any bleach for her sink. I said no. She then asked if I had any drain cleaner. Again, I said no. I told her that I no longer use any of that to clean my drains when they get clogged. I then mentioned that the only things I use now are baking soda and white vinegar. She said okay and hung up. About an hour later she called me back to tell me just how well that worked on her sink drains, and she said they drain better than she’s ever seen them. ¬†The next day she had me pick up some more vinegar while I was out. I guess she really liked it.

For me, I love using baking soda and vinegar because it’s cheaper than buying chemicals like Draino or the like. It’s also a lot better for your septic system and your pipes, which I great.

I usually pour enough baking soda into the drain to cover it, so about a cup. I then pour in another cup or two of vinegar and let it bubble away, much like you do a cut when you dump peroxide on it. I then rinse the sink or tub out to make sure the vinegar and baking soda is washed down the drain completely. And that’s it.

If you’ve never used baking soda and vinegar to clean your drains, give it a shot. I’m sure you’ll do away with your other cleaning chemicals too.

Do you have any other cleaning suggestions that you would like to share? I’d love to hear about them.

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Anzhela December 9, 2011 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Im going to try this..My super told us not to use Drano bc its not food for the pipes.

    • Nicole December 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      It’s definitely worth a try. You’ll be amazed at how much you save by using baking soda and vinegar. It’s so much cheaper.

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