Natural Homemade Drain Cleaners You Can Easily Make

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Few things are worse than dealing with a clog in your home. When this happens, you can call Zippity Split Plumbing to perform drain cleaning in Phoenix, AZ. However, you can do your part while you wait for a pro to arrive at your home. These are some natural homemade drain cleaners you can make and use in the meantime:

Baking Soda and Vinegar

One of the best home remedies for clearing out clogs is a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar. Mix one-third cup of baking soda with one-third cup of vinegar and pour it down the problematic drain. Plug it, let it sit for 30 minutes, and then run the hot water. This can flush out some clogs while waiting for professional drain cleaning services.

Borax, Salt, and Vinegar

If you have a plumbing fixture that needs drain snaking, you can try a natural solution first. Use a one-quarter cup of Borax and combine it with one-quarter cup of salt and half a cup of white vinegar. Pour it down the drain with the clog and let it sit for at least an hour. Then, let the hot water run to flush it out.

Dish Soap and Hot Water

An easy way to tackle a clogged drain naturally while waiting for a professional to take over is with dish soap and hot water. With this method, you pour dish soap into a pot of boiled water, mix it, and then slowly pour it down the drain. The best way to use this solution is in a kitchen sink that’s clogged due to grease buildup.

Boiling Water

You can also use a pot of boiling water and pour it down the drain to loosen up the debris causing the clog. To prevent potentially damaging plastic or rubber seals, don’t use this method frequently.

Natural solutions are a good temporary fix to tide you over while waiting for the pros. You can rest easy knowing that Zippity Split Plumbing is a reputable drain cleaning company that can fix the problem. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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