How to unclog a sink drain without harsh chemicals, and IT WORKS! 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup vinegar, Let it bubble 15 minutes and chase it with a pan of boiling water. Light plunging needed on tough clogs. I just tried it on my kitchen sink and it cleared a tough clog in 20 minutes. I'll never buy drain opener again.
Once a month, I add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar & 1 Cup of Baking Soda (adding both neutralizes the pH but the bubbling action gently scrubs any debris you can’t get to inside the drum) directly into the drum and use HOT water for washing. Then, I add about ½ cup of vinegar into the fabric softener compartment and ½ cup of baking soda into the detergent compartment.
- the baking soda and vinegar works really well for unclogging but here is a recipe for keeping drains smelling fresh --> 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup table salt and pour down drain - follow by pouring 1 cup heated vinegar down the drain and let stand for 15 minutes - then run hot tap water for a minute