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DIY Drain Cleaners




  1. Step 1

    Pour 1/2 cup baking soda, followed by 1/2 cup white vinegar, down drain, and cover with a plug or rag. The mixture will work to break down any fats into salt and harmless gas. Flush with boiling water.

Healthy Home 2008, Spring 2008



Reviews (6)

  • Franco Testa 26 Nov, 2014

    This definitely works in a pinch. I suggest adding a plunger to make it more effective.

  • hideeho68 24 Jan, 2010

    I tried this and it works wonders!!! Followed the directions, stopped the drain with a rag and let it sit a couple of hours. Then poured down the boiling water and then filled the tub with water and plunged and my drain, which I thought would never be clear again, is running clear as if it were brand new and my house is over 100 years old!!!

  • tonispangle 20 Mar, 2009

    I tried this method two or three times and it didn't work for me.

  • harvard44 19 Mar, 2009

    How long do you let the soda and vinegar "percolate?"

  • woodensandals 4 Jan, 2009

    I use this method and it works!

  • ginablindt 31 Aug, 2008

    This is such a wonderful idea, especially if you have a septic! I use it regularly with a boiling water bath after to keep all my drains clearer!