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Unclog Your Clogged Drain

Clogged drains happen pretty often in my home, especially the bathroom drain.  Because chemical drain cleaners are among the most dangerous of all household cleaners, I try to avoid using them as much as possible.

Some drain cleaners contain sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite (bleach) that can burn eyes and skin.  Some are very fatal if they are ingested.  Avoiding toxic chemicals and learning how to clean my home using natural homemade solutions is the way to go.

I try to prevent drains from becoming blocked in the first place by catching hair and other particles with metal or plastic drain screens.  These screens can be found at any hardware or home improvement store.

If a clogged drain does happen, I use a snake plumbing tool to remove the blockage.  After that I pour a half cup of baking soda down the drain, followed  by 1 cup of vinegar.  The smell of this solution is horrible but I do believe it works!

How do you unclog your drains?  Write to us and let us know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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