Not many of us are typically well versed with fixing household maintenance; however one thing we are usually extra careful about is making sure we don’t clog our drains. But sad fact of life is that clogging happens. So what do you when it does?
Use your trusty plunger to clear the blockages in your drains and pipes. Yes, you can actually use this on your sinks as long as you remove the drain cover first. There are also actually smaller, sink-specific plungers out there that you might want to get.
If that doesn’t work, then it’s time to bring out chemical drain cleaners. Ensure to follow the manufacturer’s directions accordingly.
If that still doesn’t pan out, maybe it’s time to call in the professionals. Be sure to mention to them what you’ve previously tried.
Of course prevention is still the best solution. So to prevent your drains from getting clogged in the first place, keep them fresh and free-flowing by using this homemade vinegar solution on the regular. This is also especially good for seldom-used sinks and showers, like in a guest bathroom.
- Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup table salt.
- Pour the mixture down the drain, followed by 1 cup heated vinegar. It will foam and bubble.
- Let it stand for 15 minutes (longer does not work any better).
- Follow by running hot tap water for at least 15 to 30 seconds.