Oh baking soda and vinegar...my match made in heaven, the dynamic duo...man these two ingredients really pack a punch when put together! I want to show you how easy it is to unclog your drains with baking soda and vinegar ... yep, another natural cleaning trick! And a cheap one at that!
You start by flushing your drain with boiling water...just pour it right down the drain.
Next, add ½ cup of baking soda.
Now pour a mixture of 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of hot water (I used some from the pot of boiling water) right dow the drain on top of the baking soda.
Now watch them mix together and bubble up! Eventually the bubbles will die down.
To finish, run hot tap water down the drain for about 30 seconds to a minute. This should get rid of any of that gunky black sludge that has built up in your drains...yuck! That being said, this method isn't going to unclog every drain every time. If you have some major blockage, you may need to try another method.
The bakind soda and vinegar come together, there is a chemical reaction that loosens dirt, bits and gunk like nobody's business!
I've used them together to clean my oven when I posted my Clean In Between The Glass On Your Oven Doors tips.
And again when I Cleaned My Ceramic Stovetop too!
Looking for more cleaning tips, check out my page full of tips and tricks, HERE!
Lily de Grey says
I'm always looking for new, cheap ways to clean my drains. Thanks for informing me of this new method, Jessica. Since vinegar and baking soda is inexpensive, I'm hoping that this will be the solution I'm looking for. Wish me luck!
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Joan Montgomery says
Nice and useful tip! I just moved to a new place and few days later I found that the drain under the kitchen sink is clogged. Your post came exactly on time and was of a great help for me. I had no idea that vinegar and baking soda can be so efficient. Thanks for the great info!
That baking soda, vinegar mix worked like a charm!!!
Dave Griffin says
The last time I tried to clean out the drain, I tried the dishwasher liquid and boiling water method which worked great. This time not so much. So I tried this. It seemed to not work at first. After the Baking Soda and vinegar it still didn't drain well, and indeed my hot water followup was still not draining well. However, the next day it was draining well. As it turned out the plumber came soon after and I wanted to see what the U joint of the pipe looked like. It turned out the baking soda and vinegar did a pretty good job. There was still SOME stuff in there, but it looked pretty good,. I wonder why it took time to work. Thanks for the method!
Wow, amazing! It’s no fun when the drain clogs at night and it’s too late to do much about it. But I did happen to have baking soda and vinegar in my pantry- and it really worked! Amazeballs. Thank you mom on a mission👋
Thank you for such a helpful hint. Live in condo and always looking for good cleaning methods. In a condo you need to take care of the drains, it can become you neighbors problem too. Never want that to happen!
Les Parak says
Does that work if the Drain in the Bathtub still has the Water almost up to the top of the Drain?
You are so welcome! What a nice perspective to have...wish more people thought about others like that!
It may...it sounds like the clog you have may be pretty stuck. If there is something stuck in your drain, this may not work.