Clearing Out Your Clogged Drains

A clogged sink or any other type of drain in the home is something we have all had to deal with before, and we all know that it is not very fun. Sometimes, the problem is so bad that we even have to result to a professional, ideally a plumber. But the next time you have a clogged drain, you may want to try at least one of these natural solutions before spending the money on an outside service.

sink and potted plant

There are a number of ways that a drain can become clogged. It can be from the buildup of old food, hair, or the use of too much toilet paper. Regardless of the cause though, the fact remains the same that there is something of a blockage in the pipe and it needs to be removed.

Solutions for Clogged Drains

Our first method involves items that you probably already have in your home. We will need:

  • 300 ml of Coca-Cola
  • 3 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 250 grams of coarse salt
empty coke bottle

Now take these three items and mix them in a bowl. All we have to do now is pour the mixture down the sink or toilet and wait. After the mixture sits overnight in the pipe, we can go and check the situation, and there is a good chance that the drain is now clog-free.

Another option requires only white wine vinegar. Pour 250 ml of vinegar down the drain and wait just a couple of minutes. After just a little bit of time, the situation should so signs of improvement.


If all else fails, we can try a slight variation of the previous two methods. Mix together 100 grams of salt and 100 grams of baking soda. Set the mixture aside, then add 150 ml of white wine vinegar to 300 ml of boiling water. Pour the mixed baking soda and salt down the drain then immediately follow up with the vinegar and boiling water. If this doesn’t fix the problem, then you just might have to end up calling the plumber, but in most cases, you can save yourself some time and money by taking care of the problem yourself.

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