This week’s tip is one I learned from my mom when I was a kid. I love it because it’s easy, inexpensive, safe for my family (and the environment!), and it works!
Ever have a drain that smells horrible, or just drains slowly? Ever wonder what you can do to fix it without using expensive, harsh, dangerous chemicals? Give this a try:
What you’ll need:
3 Tablespoons baking soda (bread soda)
1/4 cup white vinegar
Sprinkle the baking soda down the drain, and pour the vinegar on top so it bubbles. Let it sit for an hour, then rinse with boiling water. I use one kettle full of boling water, but you can use more/less if needed. You may find that the drain seems smellier after rinsing, especially if this is the first time you’ve cleaned it like this. Flush it with more boiling water, and if that doesn’t do the trick, just repeat the whole process.
Did this work for you? What Eco-friendly ideas do you use for cleaning stinky drains? Or the rest of the house?