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Homemade Drain Cleaner and Declogger (baking soda + vinegar): This fixed a shower that has been draining slowly for years. Plunging & chemical drain openers failed, but this worked! Pour 1/4 cup baking soda into the drain. Slowly pour in 1/2 cup vinegar. Note: I used more vinegar to allow the baking soda to travel further down the drain & followed it with a pot of boiling water after ~30 mins.
To get rid of the nasty black gunk in your drain: 1. Boil a pot of water. 2. Meanwhile pour baking soda down the drain. 3. Once the water has reached a rolling boil pour it down the drain. 4. Let the water and baking soda work at decomposing and sterilizing the grime for 10 minutes. 5. After 10 minutes, pour 1 cup of bleach down the drain to completely kill any remaining mildew or bacteria. this process every few months. It will also keep the nasty mildew smell at bay.
Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 cup white vinegar. The mixture will foam up. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve fatty acids, then pour boiling water down the drain to wash out any clogs. This really works!
Make your own Natural Carpet Deodorizing Powder. 3 simple ingredients.
Magic Carpet Cleaner- sprinkle baking soda or corn starch onto stain, let sit for 10 min & vacuum...combine 1Tbsp of white vinegar and 1Tbsp CLEAR dish soap in 2 Cups warm water and blot onto stain with a WHITE cloth- stain will come up! finish by blotting cool water over area to remove soap & air dry! IT works! -I tried everything else (oxiclean, resolve, spot shot, etc...) and this worked!!!