What are some non toxic drain cleaners?
Boil water, pour down drain. Pour baking soda about 1/2 cup, I’ve done more though, down after the water then 1cup of vinegar let set for 10 minutes or so, then rinse with more boiling water. I have also read to add 1 cup of water with the vinegar and to cover the drain with a plug but I have not done either of those so I’m not sure what the benefit would be.
Here is some info I found that may help you!
I also found this about using vinegar and baking soda
Very interesting article! Thanks.
A plumber's hook is so helpful too if you haven't gotten one yet, I would try that first:)
You could also try using a drain snake, which is a great, non-chemical way of unclogging a drain.
Hi Kathy: This is what I use about once a month or every 5 weeks to keep my drains running smooth:
You will need this:
A small box of baking soda
1/2 cup vinegar
1 quart of hot water
this post has some good ideas https://www.assuredcomfort.com/news/6-natural-homemade-drain-cleaners-that
Hi Kathy - This is what we do and it works really well. Pour 1 TBSP of baking soda and then 1/2 cup vinegar slowly down the drain. Let it fizzle and pour a little more. Then follow up with boiling water. You will probably need to repeat 2-5 times. For the most stubborn drains, I use BioKleen which is less toxic than traditional drain cleaners. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly
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Kathy, I would definitely try one if these first. https://amzn.to/2Twcq66 I pulled a massive hair clump out with this that any acid would have had a difficult time with.
I use Young Living's Thieves cleaner--plant based and all natural. Here's more info on the switch we made: https://www.aratariathome.com/blog/non-toxic-switches-we-have-made
Hi Kathy, hope this helps you out! Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup table salt and pour down the drain giving you trouble. Follow by pouring 1 cup of heated vinegar down the drain (it will foam and bubble). Cover the drain with a plug or duct tape to prevent the mixture from escaping. Let it sit for 15 minutes. https://www.wellandgood.com/good-home/homemade-drain-cleaner/