Wonderful Engineering

Here’s How You Can Unclog Drains Without Using Chemicals

While unclogging a drain using the solution you bought from the market might seem like the logical idea, have you ever considered about the toxicity of the solution that you are about to throw down the drain and how it might affect the environment and you? We’re guessing you haven’t. So, take a minute and think about it. Would you rather buy a solution from the market or make use of some abundantly available materials at home to unclog the drain without releasing some toxic materials into the environment?

For this DIY project, you’ll need 2 cups of baking soda, 4 cups of boiling water and 1 cup of vinegar. Ready?

First, pour one cup of baking soda in the drain followed by boiling water.

Allow this to sit for a few minutes and then add the remaining baking soda along with the vinegar.

Use a drain plug to cover the drain and allow the solution 5-10 minutes to sit. You will observe bubbles, don’t worry; that’s only baking soda reacting with the vinegar.

Flush the drain with hot boiling water again and repeat if required.

Baking soda has sodium bicarbonate that reacts in an explosive effervescent manner when it comes in contact with vinegar. The bubbles help in loosening up any grimy sludge that is clogging the drain. Once you add hot water to the mix, any fat and other debris responsible for the clogging gets washed away, thus clearing the drain.