Tidbit Tip on keeping drains flowing without harsh chemicals

Posted By on July 28, 2017

drain-cleaningRoto-Rooter’s Paul Abrams has a pipe-clearing trick that’s simple, cost-effective and environmentally friendly (unlike most drain cleaners, which use harsh chemicals). Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Remove the stopper on your drain
  2. Pour ½ cup baking soda down the drain
  3. Pour 1 cup white vinegar down the drain
  4. Wait 10 minutes (boil some water while you’re waiting)
  5. Carefully pour hot water down the drain

"A monthly or even a quarterly treatment of the drain using this method should clear your pipes of soap products, shaving creams and even whiskers,” Abrams says. “Plus, it doesn’t involve caustic chemicals, and it’s easy—most people have baking soda and white vinegar laying around the house.”

Tip from DollarShaveClub newsletter     .

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