Homemade Drano Recipe

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Homemade Drano Recipe

I interrupt the 21 Day Declutter Challenge to bring you this special report. I was getting ready to go on in the challenge today, until I realized the sink in our main bathroom is getting clogged. Instead of running down to the store and spending $6-$7 on a bottle of Drano, I decided to do a little Googling to see if there were any Homemade Drano Recipes. Google did not fail me today. I found this great homemade Drano recipe which uses some of my favorite cleaning ingredients, vinegar, baking soda and water.

Homemade Drano Recipe

Note: I can’t say I would recommend this for a very bad clog. If you have standing water you can try it, but I would remove the standing water first. This is better for those times that the drain is slowing down, but it’s not totally clogged yet. If your sink is really clogged, you might want to get some Drano and then use this every so often for maintenance. :)

Homemade Drano Recipe

Drain De-Clogger Recipe:
1/2 cup baking soda
1 cup vinegar
1 gallon boiling water

Homemade Drano Recipe

How it works: You will need to carefully pour all of the baking soda down the drain. It will begin to fizz! (Side note: Not recommended for toilets) Pour 1/2 of the vinegar on the baking soda. Wait for it to calm down and pour in the rest, dissolving as much of the baking soda as you can. Now, you wait. About 15 minutes later, you can come back and flush with a gallon of boiling water. (Please don’t burn yourself!)

Helpful hint: You kind of want to plug the drain with the baking soda so that when the vinegar makes it fizz, it will be forced down the pipe and not up. Depending on how bad your clog is, you might need to do this more than once. I had to do it twice for the clog in my sink. That’s it! Good luck.


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Comments

  1. What great hints with using Heinz. I will be sure to be using some of these. Thanks!

  2. My kitchen sink has been draining a little slow. I’ll have to try this. Thanks!

  3. We use this as part of our weekly cleaning routine and call it drain maintenance :) The perfect way to keep the drains continually working and less gunked up!

  4. Love it! Good job mom! :)

  5. Michelle says:

    I am guessing this would work nicely for hardened fats and other such gook in the drain. I don’t see it working on clumps of hair in the bathroom however. Still a brilliant alternative.

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