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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.
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If your drain is very clogged the first thing to try is a plunger of course. If that fails here is a great all-natural homemade drain cleaner and de-clogger recipe: 1/2 cup salt (optional) 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup of vinegar 5 cups of boiling water Mix all the dry ingredients together Add the mixture to the drain and let it sit for a few minutes Pour in the vinegar and let sit for a few minutes again Follow this with the boiling water Repeat if needed until clear.