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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.
Baking soda used to clean drain
To get rid of the nasty black gunk in your drain & mildew smell: 1. Put a pot of water to boil. 2. Meanwhile pour baking soda down the drain (BS has the ability to neutralize fatty acids so it will eat away the grime) 3. Once boiling remove water & pour down drain. 4. Let the water/BS work at decomposing and sterilizing the grime for 10 min 5. Then pour 1 c bleach down the drain to completely kill any remaining mildew or bacteria. (repeat every few months)
Unblock your drains without pouring harmful pollutants into the water system by pouring down 1 c of salt and 1/2 c of baking soda mixed together, followed by a kettle of boiling water. Can also use baking soda and white vinegar and boiling water. -- good to know
Use baking soda and vinegar to unclog a drain. 1) Pour 3/4-1 cup of baking soda in the drain. 2) Pour 1/2 cup vinegar in the drain and immediately cover the drain with a plate. 3) Wait 30 minutes, then uncover and run hot water for 2-3 mins. 4) Repeat for really tough clogs.
By far the best tip I EVER received in my life!!! Never buy drain cleaner products again! 1/4 cup baking soda, pour in your drain 1 cup vinegar, pour over baking soda watch it bubble, leave it for 15 minutes boil pot a water, pour down the drain I do this once a month in every drain and I have not had a clog or slow drain for years and years!!! Works like a charm and it's cheap:)
Bye bye Draino! Run hot water down the drain for a minute ~ Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1 cup of vinegar heated in the microwave ~ Cover with the drain plug and let sit for 5-10 minutes ~ Rinse drain with hot water! Repeat as necessary ~ WORKED after 3 times!
Drain Cleaner: To break up clogs, pour ½ cup baking soda down the drain, followed by ½ cup white vinegar. Wait 15 minutes, and then flush with four cups of boiling water (or hot tap water for plastic pipes).
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!