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A Fun, Fizzy, Natural Remedy for Clogged Drains

Are your kitchen and bath sinks not draining properly? Try this super inexpensive, natural and easy way to get things moving again.

The Holidays can be draining - or not. With all the festivities, holiday meals and primping, have you noticed the water in your kitchen or bathroom sink may not be moving quite as quickly as it should?

Wash your troubles down the drain, naturally.

I’m sure you’ve used drain cleaner products found on grocery shelves or at the hardware store, but here’s something I’ve recently tried that I find works really well - if not better. Baking soda and vinegar. 

Pour in 1/2 cup baking soda into the drain.
Then follow with 1/2 cup white vinegar.
Let it sit for 2 hours and then run the warm water for a few minutes

It fizzes up kind of like a science experiment – who knew keeping your pipes running clean could be this much fun?

So, rather than using expensive drain cleaners try this and save your money for some extra holiday merrymaking. And oh, there’s a little something in it for Mother Nature, too. ;)

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Bloomfield1876 December 11, 2012 at 12:19 PM
My wife swears by baking soda for cleaning.....thanks for the additional tip.
Paul Hart December 11, 2012 at 08:06 PM
It sounds much better for the environment than Draino. Of course there i always the good old plunger as a backup. BTW white vinegar is great for killing household mold and also is a great weed killer.

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