Homemade Drain Cleaner

Are you looking to mix your own homemade drain cleaner? Making your own drain cleaner can save you money as well as give you peace of mind since you will always know what has gone into your drain cleaner.

Although you can generally store homemade cleaners at home in spray bottles and other containers, homemade drain cleaner is one cleaner you don't want to store. This particular recipe for homemade drain cleaner is comprised of ingredients that can be dangerous once mixed. Here is everything you need to know about making your own homemade drain cleaner.

You should gather together all the supplies that you will need for your homemade drain cleaner before you begin. Have on hand the following ingredients: 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup vinegar and hot water.

Empty the sink or tub or toilet of its water. Next pour the baking soda down the drain. Then pour the vinegar down the drain and plug it up. This mixture will create a lot of bubbles, which you want to be trapped in the drain. This is what is going to break up the clog.

Once the bubbles have dissipated, run hot water through the drain. This will allow you to see if the drain has cleared or not.

This combination is not only easier on your wallet (and convenient since you most likely have the ingredients on hand), but it is also friendlier for the environment.

In addition to not storing this mixture for later use, make sure that you keep the ingredients out of the reach of children and pets, who could mix them together and cause injury. If you want to be able to clear your drains easily without having to run to the store, make sure to have a surplus of baking soda and vinegar in your cupboards.

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