How do I unclog a drain?

Tony Robinson
by Tony Robinson

What’s a good alternative to get sink drains unclogged without using the typical harsh drain cleaning chemicals?

  9 answers
  • Phyllis Phyllis on Jan 06, 2020

    Boiling water, baking soda, & vinegar Mix & pour down drain

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Jan 06, 2020

    Hi Tony, here is a way to unclog your sink using natural products.

    Use the vinegar and baking soda method.

    1. Remove your drain cover and pour half a cup of baking soda directly down your drain. ...
    2. Follow the baking soda with half a cup of distilled white vinegar.
    3. Allow the mixture to bubble and fizz in the drain for up to 15 minutes.

    Nov 15, 2019

    3 Ways to Unclog a Sink Naturally - wikiHow › Unclog-a-Sink-Naturally

  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 06, 2020

    If its a bathroom drain or tub drain use one of those little plastic snakes to remove the gunky hair. Then run hot water. Works in mine everytime. I got my snake at the Dollar Tree.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jan 06, 2020

    You could use a drain snake to unplug drains. They are very long with teeth up on one side. You feed it into the drain and then when you pull it back up, the teeth will grab onto hair, soap, and anything else that might be in the drain. No chemicals at all.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jan 07, 2020

    As soon as the drain slows, use a hair grabber to remove hair. It catches in the drain and then soap and gunk builds up.

  • Em Em on Jan 07, 2020

    Green Gobbler drain cleaner. It is not a harsh chemical.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jan 07, 2020

    Remove as much as possible with a snake or drain cleaning tool. Pour ½ cup baking soda then ½ cup white vinegar in the drain and cover, letting sit for 20 minutes. Boil water, remove cover, and pour water down the drain. You may have to repeat the process.

  • Em Em on Sep 19, 2021

    Baking soda and vinegar are for keeping drains clean. It usually does not unclog a clogged drain. Try Green Gobbler crystals. They are an organic product. See above post.