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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.
DIY green cleaning: break up drain clogs with baking soda and vinegar
to get rid of the nasty black gunk in your drain: 1. Put a pot of water to boil. 2. Meanwhile pour baking soda down the drain. Baking soda has the ability to neutralize fatty acids so it will work and eating away the grime while you are waiting for the water to boil. 3. Once the water has reached a rolling boil remove it from the stove and 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 has expired...
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!