Asked on May 5, 2017

How do you clean a sluggish slow kitchen drain that's not clogged yet?

Nancy GrammWilliamBeth Shorts


6 answers
  • C. D. Scallan
    on May 5, 2017

    Mix a cup of baking soda with a half cup of salt. Let sit for a couple of hours , then flush with boiling water .
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 5, 2017

    Also add White vinegar.
  • Crystal
    on May 5, 2017

    vinger an baking soda
  • Beth Shorts
    on May 5, 2017

    try (carefully) pouring boiling vinegar down the drain.. or also, you could try pouring Simple Green down the drain.. it's saved me from calling a plumber a couple times.
  • William
    on May 5, 2017

    Pour some baking powder down the drain. Then pour vinegar down the drain. Cover the drain immediately with a damp cloth. The foaming of the baking soda will force the clog through. In a double bowl sink cover both drains with a damp cloth or paper towels.
  • Nancy Gramm
    on May 5, 2017

    Wow! Every answer you've gotten has a lot in common, and my answer's pretty much the same. Mine I found handwritten in a book from the '40s. I've been doing it ever since. Just pour some baking soda down the drain--I don't measure, I just shake in a goodly amount--follow with approximately the same amount of white vinegar. After it bubbles up, I pour down a pot of boiling water. I try to do it monthly, to keep the drains flowing free. Good luck to you.
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