Homemade Drain Cleaner: 9 DIY Natural Ways to Clear Clogged Drains (2022)

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Use these homemade DIY natural drain cleaner ideas to get rid of those nasty clogs. It can be done without the chemicals and yes, it works!

I absolutely hate when I get into the shower after a long day of work and find a clog in the drain, again! I have long hair and I use a hair catcher to catch as much as I can, but some inevitably get past that. Then the scum from shampoo and conditioner starts to build up around that, creating clogging issues. Gross!

Tip: If your drain isn’t clogged but stinks, use lemon peels to freshen it.

Grease and Other Ways Bathroom and Kitchen Drains and Plumbing Clog

Bathroom

If the hair was the only problem in a clogged drain, you could use an alkali to destroy the hair. But the oily and waxy nature of shampoo, conditioner, soap scum, body wash, deep hair treatment, etc., all goes down the drain and complicates the problem. The hair becomes caught on pipe connections and drain fittings, then the hair catches the other things.

Further, when you consider the water load that flows through them, the diameter of the drain pipes is too narrow. The average shower is over 8 minutes and uses nearly 20 gallons of water, most of which is cool by the time it hits the pipes. The average bath is more, usually around 30 gallons of water.

Kitchen

Obviously this will become clogged by food going down the drain.

If you have clogged drains and want to avoid dumping chemicals down them, consider using more of these homemade natural DIY drain cleaner methods.

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Natural Homemade Drain Cleaner

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Use these homemade DIY natural drain cleaner ideas to get rid of those nasty clogs. It can be done without the chemicals and yes, it works!

Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
15 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Servings
1 cleaning

Instructions

  1. Pour ½ cup of baking soda down the drain and then slowly pour in the vinegar. (Lemon juice can also be used in place of vinegar, but it will not react as well.)

  2. Let them react and wait another 10-15 minutes.

  3. Next, after the baking soda vinegar reaction has ceased to fizz, carefully pour in the pot of boiling water (boiling water is better than hot tap water).

  4. Repeat this homemade drain cleaner process until thedrain is clear.

Notes

Vinegar and Baking Soda Mixture DIY Drain Cleaning

Plumbers and government conservation organizations agree;vinegar, baking soda, and boiling water clear clogged drains.

Homemade drain cleaner: Plunger, followed by a handful of baking soda and a half cup of vinegar. Cover and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Pour in 2 quarts of boiling water, and the clod should disappear.[1]

Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, a base. Vinegar is made up of water and acetic acid, which is, you guessed it, an acid. When you combine these, a reaction happens where molecules get exchanged, creating carbon dioxide and water that bubbles through the clog, breaking it up and moving the looser material.[2]

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Other Homemade Natural Drain Cleaner Ideas

Here are a few homemade natural drain cleaner ideas that will clear a clogged drain quickly, without the harsh chemicals!

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1. Hot Water

Using hot water will melt a lot of the oily, waxy components of conditioners and body oils. If using a lot of coconut oil or other waxy products in your routine, be sure to let the hot water run for a while to melt it away.

2. Plunger

The plunger is the original “homemade drain cleaner”! Sometimes things, like cotton balls, get stuck in drains. A plunger may help to loosen up whatever is down there. Additionally, sometimes a hair clog will just need some plunging to get it to move through the pipes.

3. Hair Remover Tool

I’m not sure of the official name of this tool, but it looks like really skinny fish bones. Insert it into the drain, twist to get a hold of the hair, and pull out. The hair you pull out will be slimy, so you might want to use gloves.

4. Clog Grabber Tool

This tool is a stainless steel cable with a set of claw grabbers on the end. You can insert it into the drain and pull out hair or other solid obstructions in your drain. (It is often sold together with the hair remover tool mentioned above.)

5. Boiling Water and Liquid Soap

This is a really popular and effective homemade and natural drain cleaner idea. Pour about ½ cup of liquid soap down the drain and wait 5 minutes so that the soap can get down into whatever is in the drain. Then CAREFULLY pour boiling water into the drain, being sure it doesn’t splash and burn you.

6. The Drain Snake

Like the two devices above, the snake is designed to go down into the drain and “snake” out whatever is clogging the pipes. It can be expensive to buy one, but there are places that will rent them. (Or find a cheaper version with decent ratings here.)

7. Bent Coat Hanger

Who here hasn’t tried using a coat hanger as a homemade drain cleaner? LOL! Simply Shape the end of a coat hanger into a U shape. Push this down into the drain and pull out. It will bring hair with it and help you to get that drain cleaned.

8. Take It Apart

If there is something in the drain that you can’t remove with the above methods, you may need to take it apart. Many newer homes have a trap door built right in the back of the faucet and drain on a tub for just this reason.

It goes without saying that if you try all of this and nothing works, you may need to call a plumber. But why not try it yourself first?

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Sources

  1. Reduce Your Use of Hazardous Household Products by Choosing Safer, Less-Toxic Products. USDA Natural Resouces Conservation Service.
  2. Do Baking Soda and Vinegar Solutions Clear Clogs? LiquidPlumr.com
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Comments

  1. Homemade Drain Cleaner: 9 DIY Natural Ways to Clear Clogged Drains (7)John G. says

    I have used this success but if you have old chrome drain pipe it can build up pressure and blow the sides out of the old rotten pipes. I say you could have a real mess, socheck out those drain pipes and proceed with caution on old pipes.

  2. Homemade Drain Cleaner: 9 DIY Natural Ways to Clear Clogged Drains (8)DebBetty says

    I’m giving this the 5 stars it deserves. Like others, I am now cleaning my bathroom drains every other week, what a difference.

    I just want to add one comment and while I may be correct in stating this, I may not. I have been warned and it does make sense : Be careful using boiling water in and around sinks (and toilets), you do not want to CRACK the bowls. Just a little warning that I follow, I use hot water and find using more often clears the drains.

  3. Homemade Drain Cleaner: 9 DIY Natural Ways to Clear Clogged Drains (9)MarLou says

    This is how I clean my drains and it works wonderfully! No need for harsh chemicals. I invite all of you to try this method. Do it on a regular basis. We need to save our planet and our health.

  4. Homemade Drain Cleaner: 9 DIY Natural Ways to Clear Clogged Drains (10)Ed Bear says

    One other method is to use something to catch hair BEFORE it goes into the drain. My family and I use a tubshroom, which catches hair and lets water through. I just pull it out of the shower/tub drain once a week, remove the hair, and it’s all taken care of.

  5. Homemade Drain Cleaner: 9 DIY Natural Ways to Clear Clogged Drains (12)Robin says

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    I read in another post about cleaning with baking soda and vinegar that said they cancel each other’s cleaning power out – even though you get the fizz effect. What really is doing the cleaning of the pipes is the very hot (not boiling) water that is melting the scum away not the baking soda or vinegar. I’m going to try just hot water for a while and see if it works as well.

    • Homemade Drain Cleaner: 9 DIY Natural Ways to Clear Clogged Drains (13)Debra Maslowski says

      That may be true, Robin, but sometimes the fizz is all you need to loosen up a clog. And hot water really works in some cases!

    • Homemade Drain Cleaner: 9 DIY Natural Ways to Clear Clogged Drains (14)Carol L says

      That is vinegar and soap: vinegar is an acid, soap is a base, THEY cancel each other out.

  6. Homemade Drain Cleaner: 9 DIY Natural Ways to Clear Clogged Drains (15)Josette says

    Becareful of the skinny fishbone plastic looking tool. I had gotten a few of these and was really excited cause I could pull hair and yuck out of the drain. Yeah win win until it broke and is still stuck in my drain. Will require the husband’s help with a new project to get it out…

    • Homemade Drain Cleaner: 9 DIY Natural Ways to Clear Clogged Drains (16)Debra Maslowski says

      Thanks for the information, Josette! I have one of those, but I never thought about it breaking. My former roommate was from China and had very long black hair that was always getting caught in the drain. I used this thing all the time. I’ll be keeping a better eye on it now!

    • Homemade Drain Cleaner: 9 DIY Natural Ways to Clear Clogged Drains (17)Carol L says

      You may have already solved this issue, but try using a shop vac to suck it out. If it isn’t caught on something, this works! My daughter dropped the blade for a razor down the hole, then next day, I dropped a bottle cap ….used the vacuum and voila!!! no more stuff in the drain!

  7. Homemade Drain Cleaner: 9 DIY Natural Ways to Clear Clogged Drains (18)Rose Felton says

    About once a month a use the baking soda/vinegar routine just to clean and freshen my drains.

  8. Homemade Drain Cleaner: 9 DIY Natural Ways to Clear Clogged Drains (19)Lyndles says

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    Great ideas ? Best wishes from Edinburgh, Scotland ??????? ???

FAQs

How do you clear a clogged drain naturally? ›

Baking Soda + Vinegar

Pour 1/2 cup baking soda, followed by 1/2 cup vinegar down drain. Plug drain and let sit for one hour. Then, pour a pot of boiling water down drain. Repeat if necessary.

How do you make a homemade drain Unblocker? ›

Mix 1/3 cup baking soda with 1/3 cup of vinegar and pour down the drain giving you trouble. "Close the drain up and let the concoction foam up inside the drain," says Parmenter. "After about a half-hour, pour a lot of hot, not boiling, water down the drain." For stubborn clogs, repeat the process.

How do you clear a severely clogged drain? ›

Simply pour some hot water down your clogged drain and follow it up with equal parts baking soda and vinegar (baking soda first), cover the drain with a plug if you have one, let it sit for 20-30 minutes, then follow it up with more hot water to clear the clog.

Will baking soda and vinegar unclog a drain with standing water? ›

Two home remedies remove standing water clogs: baking soda and vinegar and baking soda and salt. These safer drain cleaners won't damage pipes. Substitute salt for vinegar if vinegar is not in the house.

What is the best natural drain cleaner? ›

Baking Soda and Vinegar

This combination of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and vinegar may be one of the best homemade drain cleaners around. First, if you want to unclog a tub or sink drain, pull out the stopper so that you can access the drain. Then, slowly pour a pot of boiling water down the drain.

What will dissolve hair in a drain? ›

Use Baking Soda and Vinegar

Baking soda and vinegar is a very powerful combination that can help clear nasty hair clogs. Besides helping dissolve hair in your drain, baking soda also has disinfectant qualities that can fight fungi and bacteria.

Will boiling water unclog a drain? ›

Can boiling water unclog a drain? If your drain is clogged with ice cubes — then yes, boiling water can unclog a drain. But if your drain is clogged with the things that normally clog drains — grease, oil, dirt, hair, etc. — then no, boiling water isn't likely to help.

How do you unclog a drain with salt? ›

Water & Salt

Pour a few cups of boiling water down your drain, then follow it with a two tablespoons of Epsom salt. Let it sit for a minute, and follow with another few cups of boiling water. The water and salt mixture should help break up the clog.

Can you use hydrogen peroxide to unclog a drain? ›

Hydrogen Peroxide – Mix 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1 quart of water. Pour this mixture down your clogged drain and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Be especially careful as this chemical can cause burns.

Why pour hydrogen peroxide down drain? ›

Hydrogen peroxide dissolves organic matter to loosen and flush away debris such as skin cells. It also disinfects the drain as it works by reducing germs inside your pipes and making your sinks smell fresh and clean. To use hydrogen peroxide on a clogged drain, look for a 3% hydrogen peroxide formula.

What's a natural drain cleaner? ›

Baking soda, vinegar and boiling water can help clean drains naturally, but you may need something stronger, like Liquid-Plumr, to fully unclog those really tough drain clogs.

Can Dawn unclog drains? ›

Homemade drain cleaner can break up even the toughest clogs in your sink. Baking soda, vinegar and Dawn dish soap along with boiling water can safely unclog a drain. Baking soda, vinegar and Dawn dish soap along with boiling water can safely unclog a drain.

How long does baking soda and vinegar take to unclog a drain? ›

Drop in 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain. Pour in 1 cup of vinegar, cover the drain with a plug and let sit for 10 minutes – you will hear fizzing. Rinse with more hot water.

How do you clear a slow draining bathroom sink? ›

Unclog a Sink With Vinegar and Baking Soda
  1. Allow your sink to drain completely. This may take time, but it will eventually clear.
  2. Pour 1/4-cup of baking soda into your drain. ...
  3. Add 1 1/4 cup of white vinegar to the drain using the same funnel.
  4. Use a sink stopper to plug the drain. ...
  5. Pour boiling water down the drain slowly.

How do you unclog a drain with salt and baking soda? ›

Baking Soda and Salt

Baking soda is great for cutting grease in clogged sinks. When it comes to clog removal, mix one part of baking soda with one part salt and four parts of boiling water. Dump this mixture down the drain and let it sit overnight. Flush your drain with hot water in the morning.

Does baking soda damage PVC? ›

The answer is no. In fact, baking soda and vinegar are two of the safest and most effective ways to clean pipes. They will not cause any damage to PVC pipes and can actually help to keep them clean and clear of blockages.

How do you make a homemade drain snake? ›

You can also make your own drain snake at home with a pipe cleaner or a wire hanger. Cut a 2-liter bottle into a spiral with "teeth" in it, which is a very effective and cheap alternative to store bought drain snakes.

Can you use Coca Cola to unclog a drain? ›

Pour a 2-liter bottle of cola — Pepsi, Coke, or generic brand substitutes — down the clogged drain. Coke is actually quite caustic and effective at clearing away buildup in your drains, but it's far milder than commercial drain cleaners.

How long does it take for baking soda and vinegar to dissolve hair? ›

Wait five minutes or so, for the chemical reaction of the vinegar and baking soda to take effect, then chase that with a cup or more of boiling water. This should effectively clear out most of the hair clog, however, you should still use a cup plunger on your drain to get rid of any hair that is left behind.

How do you dissolve hair in a plug hole? ›

Once a week, put a large mug of soda crystals into the plughole and leave to dissolve slowly by adding some hot water.

How much Dawn does it take to unclog a drain? ›

Pour 1/2 cup of Blue Dawn detergent (no substitutes for best result) into the drain. For tough clogs, use a full cup. While that sits, bring a half pot of water (about 4 cups) to boil. Pour this directly into the drain very slowly but steadily to avoid getting burned by splashing water.

What is the strongest drain cleaner you can buy? ›

Best Overall: Drano Max Gel Clog Remover

This popular drain cleaner works effectively on different drains and disposals—whether in your bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, or garage. This highly concentrated formula works in about seven minutes and can remove even the toughest grime buildup from your drains.

Will bleach unblock a drain? ›

Although you can use 1/5 to 3/4 of a cup of bleach to clean and deodorize drains, followed by a good flushing of hot water, it will not clear a clog. Bleach is amazing at sanitizing and killing germs, but it won't eat through hair and soap scum that's trapped in the pipes and causing a clog.

Does Epsom salt damage pipes? ›

Will Epsom Saltwater Baths Cause Damage to My Pipes? Epsom salt has amazing restorative health benefits and are very unlikely to harm your home's plumbing system, so don't worry about the occasional salt-bath additives going down the drain. Your only concern should be for prolonged salt exposure in natural disasters.

Will baking soda and hot water unclog a drain? ›

If your drain is clogged, clean it by pouring a pan of boiling water down the drain. Follow the water with 1 cup of baking soda and one cup of vinegar. You'll probably see some bubbles as the chemical reaction works its magic and opens your drain.

How do you unclog a drain without baking soda? ›

Start with 1/4 cup of salt, 1/4 cup of Borax, and then a 1/2 cup of vinegar. Add a pot of boiling water and let it sit for at least an hour or until it clears. Finally, rinse with hot tap water to clear all ingredients down the drain.

What is the black gunk in my drain? ›

The black gunk that accumulates in your drain is created by a build up of bacteria living on hair, hand soaps, shaving cream, skin cells, lotion, toothpaste, and phlegm.

Does peroxide damage plumbing? ›

Hydrogen peroxide will not harm your pipes since it becomes water after it has completed its reaction. Hydrogen peroxide may, however, cause a mild irritation if left too long on skin, remember to wash the affected area thoroughly and the irritation will go away on its own.

How do you unclog a sink with Dawn dish soap? ›

Greasy clogs can be cleared with dish soap and hot water.

Squirt dish soap down the clogged drain and then pour boiling water down the drain. Grease is eliminated!

Will hydrogen peroxide and baking soda clear a clogged drain? ›

Drains: Mix one cup of hydrogen peroxide with one tablespoon of baking soda. Pour it down the drain. The foam will help clean your drain and leave it smelling fresh.

Can you mix hydrogen peroxide and baking soda? ›

Is mixing hydrogen peroxide and baking soda safe? Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda are completely safe and are even recommended for cleaning and whitening your teeth. The combination can also conquer some of your toughest cleaning jobs including baked-on grease, dingy grout, laundry stains, and hard water buildup.

Is it safe to dump hydrogen peroxide down the sink? ›

Hydrogen peroxide solutions can be disposed of with no special treatment. You can safely pour them down the drain of a sink or into a toilet. When preparing liquid chemical wastes for disposal, wear protective gear, and be careful not to splash. Glutaraldehyde and formaldehyde can cause cancer and death.

Can baking soda and vinegar harm pipes? ›

While the baking soda and vinegar solution is effective in breaking down a clog, it will also cause your drain to become more damaged. The baking soda's abrasive nature will wear down your drain over time. This is why you should avoid using baking soda and vinegar solution for cleaning out your drain.

How do you unclog a drain without vinegar? ›

How to Clean a Clogged Drain With Salt and Baking Soda
  1. Pour Baking Soda Into the Drain. Pour one cup of baking soda into the clogged drain. ...
  2. Pour Salt Into the Drain. Follow the baking soda with 1/2 cup of salt poured into the drain. ...
  3. Flush With Boiling Water. ...
  4. Flush With Tap Water.
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Why should you put dish soap in your toilet at night? ›

It's pretty simple — just like they do on food particles that are stuck to your dishes in the sink, the combination of hot water and dish soap help to dissolve and break up whatever it may be that is lodged in the toilet, causing a clog. This handy tip is great should you find yourself in a pinch.

Will laundry detergent unclog a drain? ›

Many other LPTs suggest baking soda and vinegar, or other soaps, but the most effective I've found is powdered laundry detergent: the cheaper the better. The key is to use concentrated chemicals that will break up whatever's causing the clog, without harming the pipes.

Can you make homemade Drano? ›

Use about a half-cup to 1 cup of soap and about a gallon of water, being careful not to burn yourself. Using a solution of baking soda, vinegar, and hot water – For more stubborn clogs, a combination of baking soda, vinegar, and hot water may do the trick.

What acid do plumbers use to unclog drains? ›

Hydrochloric acid, otherwise known as muriatic acid, is commonly used by plumbers around the world to clear a clogged rain. It is a strong acid that can cause serious injury if it is not used with care.

What type of vinegar unclogs drains? ›

Pour a mixture of 1 cup vinegar (apple cider vinegar works best) and 1 cup boiling water down the drain. (Substitute lemon juice for vinegar for a great-smelling drain ? Plug the drain to keep the vinegar baking soda reaction below the drain surface. Flush the drain once more with 4 cups of boiling water.

Can you mix baking soda and white vinegar together? ›

When baking soda is mixed with vinegar, the acid breaks down baking soda, releasing carbon dioxide gas that can help lift dirt from the surfaces being cleaned. Here are some recipes to try. Freshen your sink by mixing one part of baking soda with two parts of vinegar.

How do you dissolve mud in a drain? ›

Hydrochloric acid works by disintegrating solid fats and mineral deposits that usually accumulate from urine, hard water, scale, and rust. The acid also dissolves plaster, ground, and concrete deposits that accumulate in the drains.

How do you get dirt out of drain pipes? ›

Try this alternative using baking soda and boiling water: For an easy, natural way to clean your drain pipes, pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by 2 cups of boiling water. Let the mixture work for about 30 minutes, then use a plunger to break up any clogs.

What is a good homemade drain opener? ›

Baking Soda + Vinegar

Pour 1/2 cup baking soda, followed by 1/2 cup vinegar down drain. Plug drain and let sit for one hour. Then, pour a pot of boiling water down drain. Repeat if necessary.

Can you leave baking soda and vinegar in drain overnight? ›

If it's still clogged, pour one cup of baking soda and one cup of vinegar down the drain, followed by two cups of boiling water. Let it work overnight to clear the drain.

What is the most effective drain opener? ›

These are the best drain cleaners, according to testing:
  • Best Overall Drain Cleaner: Drano Max Gel Liquid Clog Remover.
  • Best Drain Cleaner for Hair Clogs: Liquid Plumr Clog Destroyer + Hair Clog Eliminator.
  • Best Single-Use Drain Cleaner: Green Gobbler Drain Opening Pacs.
  • Best Enzymatic Drain Cleaner: Bio Clean.
9 Mar 2022

Will Coca Cola unclog a drain? ›

Coke is a lesser-known fix you can find in your refrigerator. Pour a 2-liter bottle of cola — Pepsi, Coke, or generic brand substitutes — down the clogged drain. Coke is actually quite caustic and effective at clearing away buildup in your drains, but it's far milder than commercial drain cleaners.

Can hydrogen peroxide unclog a drain? ›

One of the best products to use in clearing drain clogs is hydrogen peroxide. The product works as an oxidizer. It's colourless and a bit denser than water. It works by damaging and destroying organic matter including germs, making it a great disinfectant.

Will boiling water unclog a drain? ›

Can boiling water unclog a drain? If your drain is clogged with ice cubes — then yes, boiling water can unclog a drain. But if your drain is clogged with the things that normally clog drains — grease, oil, dirt, hair, etc. — then no, boiling water isn't likely to help.

Will bleach unblock a drain? ›

Although you can use 1/5 to 3/4 of a cup of bleach to clean and deodorize drains, followed by a good flushing of hot water, it will not clear a clog. Bleach is amazing at sanitizing and killing germs, but it won't eat through hair and soap scum that's trapped in the pipes and causing a clog.

Why pour hydrogen peroxide down drain? ›

Hydrogen peroxide dissolves organic matter to loosen and flush away debris such as skin cells. It also disinfects the drain as it works by reducing germs inside your pipes and making your sinks smell fresh and clean. To use hydrogen peroxide on a clogged drain, look for a 3% hydrogen peroxide formula.

What's a natural drain cleaner? ›

Baking soda, vinegar and boiling water can help clean drains naturally, but you may need something stronger, like Liquid-Plumr, to fully unclog those really tough drain clogs.

What is the strongest drain cleaner available? ›

Best Overall Drain Cleaner: Drano Max Gel Liquid Clog Remover. Best Drain Cleaner for Hair Clogs: Liquid Plumr Clog Destroyer + Hair Clog Eliminator. Best Single-Use Drain Cleaner: Green Gobbler Drain Opening Pacs.

Can Dawn unclog drains? ›

Homemade drain cleaner can break up even the toughest clogs in your sink. Baking soda, vinegar and Dawn dish soap along with boiling water can safely unclog a drain. Baking soda, vinegar and Dawn dish soap along with boiling water can safely unclog a drain.

What is the black gunk in my drain? ›

The black gunk that accumulates in your drain is created by a build up of bacteria living on hair, hand soaps, shaving cream, skin cells, lotion, toothpaste, and phlegm.

How long can you leave hydrogen peroxide in a drain? ›

Hydrogen Peroxide – Mix 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1 quart of water. Pour this mixture down your clogged drain and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Be especially careful as this chemical can cause burns.

How much Dawn does it take to unclog a drain? ›

Pour 1/2 cup of Blue Dawn detergent (no substitutes for best result) into the drain. For tough clogs, use a full cup. While that sits, bring a half pot of water (about 4 cups) to boil. Pour this directly into the drain very slowly but steadily to avoid getting burned by splashing water.

Can dish soap unclog a drain? ›

Greasy clogs can be cleared with dish soap and hot water.

For this method to work, the drain needs to be cleared of water. Squirt dish soap down the clogged drain and then pour boiling water down the drain. Grease is eliminated! 3.

How do you unclog a drain with salt? ›

Water & Salt

Pour a few cups of boiling water down your drain, then follow it with a two tablespoons of Epsom salt. Let it sit for a minute, and follow with another few cups of boiling water. The water and salt mixture should help break up the clog.

What is the best chemical to unblock drains? ›

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  • Best Natural Drain Cleaner: Earthworm Drain Cleaner.
  • Best Drain Cleaner for Hair: Liquid-Plumr Hair Eliminator Gel.
  • Best Drain Cleaner for Sinks: Rockwell InVade Bio Drain Gel.
  • Best Drain Cleaner for Toilets: Green Gobbler Ultimate Main Line Drain Opener.
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What happens if you mix bleach and baking soda together? ›

Bleach and Baking Soda

Add half a cup of bleach and half a cup of baking soda to your white laundry. The baking soda eliminates most of the strong bleach scent while boosting the bleach's cleaning abilities. The result: whiter, fresher clothes. This is great for white clothes that have discolored with time.

What acid do plumbers use to unclog drains? ›

Hydrochloric acid, otherwise known as muriatic acid, is commonly used by plumbers around the world to clear a clogged rain. It is a strong acid that can cause serious injury if it is not used with care.

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