Unclog your drain naturally
Many drain cleaning products contain sodium hydroxide. It’s highly corrosive and can burn eyes, skin and lungs. Long-term exposure can lead to permanent damage to the nasal passages, lungs, and chronic skin conditions. It is also considered hazardous waste and you’re supposed to take special precautions to dispose of it. Yet, we’re putting it in our waterways every time hair gets into a drain. Let’s stop the madness.
So, firstly, the easiest way to clear a drain is to prevent the clog in the first place.
1. Use a drain basket to keep hair and food scraps out.
2. Never pour grease down the drain. It can turn solid and clog pipes and sewer lines.
If it does get clogged, a plunger or plumber’s snake is a simple mechanical solution, or try this simple home recipe with food-grade ingredients:
Drain cleaner: Works best when used regularly and after you’ve manually removed large pieces of debris from your drain.
½ cup baking soda
1 cup white vinegar
4 cups boiling water
Sprinkle baking soda down the drain. Pour in the vinegar and let it bubble for 5-10 minutes. Pour in boiling water.