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How to Clear a Drain Naturally

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Picture this: You’ve just finished cooking dinner, and you’re about to wash your hands in the kitchen sink. After you’ve lathered and rinsed, you notice that the water doesn’t seem to go away immediately — it just slowly drains. Unfortunately, you have a partially-clogged drain on your hands.

While this tends to happen from time-to-time, here are some simple ways to help rid of that pesky drain problem naturally!

How Do I Clear a Drain Naturally?

Lemon Juice and Baking Soda

When life gives you lemon (juice), use it to help clear your drain! To help get past the “gunk” that may be creating the initial blockage, here’s what you’ll need to do to get the job done:

  1. To get started, you’ll need to take ½ cup of baking soda and pour it down the drain.

  2. After that, take ½ cup of lemon juice (whether it be fresh or from the bottle) and dispose of that in your drain.

  3. Once the two ingredients mix on their own, let them sit there for 30 minutes to an hour before (carefully) pouring boiling water down the drain.

  4. Finally, once this step is complete, you’ll have a clean, fresh drain!

Vinegar and Baking Soda

If you don’t have any lemon juice on deck, you can use vinegar and baking soda to get the job done! Here’s how you’ll do it:

  1. Pour ½ cup of baking soda into that stubborn drain.

  2. Next, pour ½ cup of vinegar down the drain and let the two ingredients sit there for about 30 minutes to an hour.

  3. After the time has passed, pour a steaming kettle of water (carefully) into the drain, and it will be as good as new!

If You Can’t Unclog Your Drain, Give Us a Call!

If you live in Bridgeport, Fairfield, or the surrounding areas, finding a plumber you can trust can be tough. The minute you run into a problem with your drain, give the Tri-City Heating and Cooling team a call at (203) 303-5700, and we’ll lend a helping hand!