Some people do not know about the benefits of
using vinegar and baking soda together to clean some parts of your home, but the
fact is that this combination can really help to clean your home’s drains.
There are some apartments and homes, which
require constant drain inspection and cleaning to prevent flooding and other
plumbing emergencies, yet sometimes it may be difficult for some of us to do
this. By simply using some baking soda
and vinegar, you could prevent your drains from clogging, thus saving you from
a lot of problems.
Vinegar and baking soda are also an eco-friendly
way to clean your drains. Using this combination
to clean your drains does not require any elbow grease or a plumber, as they
are very easy to apply and they do most of the work on their own.
To prepare the mixture, first pour a bowl of
hot water, down the drain that is giving you problems or that you want to
clean. You will then need to dump around
½ c. of baking soda into the drain and let it sit with the hot water for a few
After a little while, pour in a mixture of 1 c.
vinegar, with 1 c. of very hot water and let it sit over the baking soda for a
few minutes too. Using a drain plug to
cover the reaction that this mixture will create will prevent you from having
to clean up a mess. After leaving the
mixture to sit for around five minutes, you should flush or turn on the water,
so that the mixture is flushed and your drains are cleaned.
Hot water and baking soda help to loosen up
some of the grimy sludge, which can be found at the bottom of your drains. When the vinegar is added, an explosion occurs
and this causes the sludge to be jolted right off your drains.
While this is an excellent technique for
keeping your drains cleaned and unclogged, it does not work all of the time and
this is when you should consider giving All About the Pipes a call. We are drain cleaning experts and also
specialize in solving any type of plumbing emergency.
You can read our previous blog posts and find
out more useful plumbing tips for you to apply in your home and to learn more
about what we do at All About the Pipes!