Clean Your Drains with Vinegar and Baking Soda

Commercial drain cleaners are corrosive and dangerous. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has plenty of articles that warn users about the nasty things the corrosives can do to the human body, inside and out. Vinegar and baking soda on the other hand are the perfect ingredients for keeping drains clean and unplugged.

What You Need

  • A handful of baking soda
  • 1/2 glassful of vinegar

What To Do

  • Dump the baking soda into the drain
  • Pour in the vinegar
  • Plug the drain immediately to drive the carbon dioxide down the pipe. Keep the plug in until the fizzing stops.
  • Run hot water down the drain to clear the pipes completely.