Unclogging a Drain, Naturally: Green Tips

Want a great, natural solution for that clogged drain? We love this tip! It’s not only effective, but it’s also a fun process. If you have small children in the house, consider having them help you. Kids love the reaction caused by mixing baking soda and vinegar, and because this is a natural solution, there’s no need to worry about protecting them from harsh chemicals.

What you’ll need:

Baking Soda



What you’ll do:

Start by pouring 1/4 cup baking soda into the clogged drain. It might stay around the surface, which is OK.

Pour 1/4 cup vinegar into the drain.

Watch fizzies erupt from drain. Giggle with your kids, or the kid inside of you.

Wait 10 minutes. Boil water in the meantime.

Pour boiling water into sink. This will flush the solution through your pipes.

Repeat process if you have a particularly nasty clog.

Note that this is a good process to go through occassionally in order to maintain free-flowing pipes.

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