When a drain in your home gets clogged, it’s easy to resort to chemicals that promise to clear it. However, these chemicals are toxic and wind up mixing with our water supply, and then be sorted, processed, and eliminated.
There are several other natural options you can try.
A plunger. You can purchase and small, drain sized plunger (known as a sink plunger) and use this to rid a drain of a clog. If this method works, you’ll have avoided using chemicals altogether.
Boiling water. This is as natural as gets. Pouring a kettle full of boiling water down the clogged drain can loosen debris and hair that might be causing the clog.
Denture tables and vinegar. Sounds like an interesting combination, but when you put these together, they work great for eliminating clogs. Drop three or four tablets down the drain and immediately follow it up with one cup of vinegar. The bubbling action will work its magic to get rid of the clog.
Cola. As you may know, Cola has a high acidity content and lots of fizz. This is what helps break down tough clogs. Pour it down the drain, let it sit overnight, and rinse with hot water.
Using these healthier options will still rid your drain of the pesky clog, and leave our water cleaner in the end.
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