Natural Drain Cleaner

Natural Drain Cleaner

Using a natural drain cleaner to clear clogged drains helps prevent toxic chemicals from entering our water supplies. It is one small thing you can do to participate in making the world a better place to live for yourself and your family & friends. A natural drain cleaner is also a thrift drain cleaner that can save you time and money. You should try the drain cleaning methods below before resorting to an electric snake cleaner or chemical drain cleaner. Using simple household ingredients and tools, you can clear a clogged drain quickly.

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The first tool we always reach for when clearing a clogged toilet is a plunger, but we seldom reach for a plunger when the kitchen sink is clogged up. Why? We've just been conditioned to think that a plunger is only for clearing the toilet. You can use a plunger for the kitchen sink or shower drain, just make sure it is specifically used for this purpose only. In other words, don't be switching uses between the toilet and kitchen sink, for health reasons. If the clogged drain has already had chemical cleaners poured in to try and clear the drain, do not use a plunger. The suction of the plunger will forcibly bring the chemicals back up out of the drain and cause serious burns to skin or eyes.

Another useful tool for naturally clearing drains is a wet-vac. Use a wet-vac in the same manner as you would a plunger. Cover the drain with the hose end and turn on the vacuum for a short moment. Check to see if the object has become dislodged. If you are trying to clean out a drain that has a vent, such as a bathroom sink, be sure to cover up the sink vent hole.

Most bathroom sinks have a pop-up drain stopper that inadvertently catches hair and other items on the way down the bathroom sink drain. This can cause water to drain slowly from the bathroom sink over time. To remedy this, simply remove the stopper from the assembly and clean the gunk from the pop-up stopper and replace. Access to remove the pop-up stopper can easily be found right underneath the bathroom sink drain itself.

If you have a backed up kitchen sink drain, try pouring some vinegar down the drain and letting it sit for about a half hour. Then follow-up with a pot of boiling water. This should clear kitchen drains that are clogged up with grease and food particles. Baking soda and vinegar poured down partially clogged drains will also help to dislodge any clogs. Just be sure not to mix natural cleaners with chemical cleaners as harmful chemical reactions can occur.

If all else fails, you may have to resort to a drain snake. A drain snake will either push the clog further down into larger pipes in your drain system where the clog should wash on down the line or it will grab the clog where you can pull it out of the line and dispose of it. You can either buy a small drain snake for household use or rent one if you don't have room for a drain snake sitting around.

Your plumbing system will inevitably become clogged at one time or another. Knowing how to use a natural drain cleaner will make you a more enviromentally responsible individual and save you money.

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