Friday, April 27, 2012

How to unblock a drain the green way!

A few years ago I would casually use Caustic Soda to unblock my drains. I never gave a thought to my environment or what I put down the drains. Nowadays I know a much greener, more frugal and less harmful way to degrease my drains. This morning I needed to give the sinks a good clean as my precious child who was on wash up duty didn't clean them out properly and they were all a bit yucky. So below you see the dirty drain hole with 2 heaped tablespoons of Bicarbonate of Soda.
Then pour a cup of vinegar down ontop of the Bicarb and let it fizzle for as along as it needs to react.
Follow this with half a kettle of boiling water and Viola! clean drains and hygienic sinks.
You can read other cleaning uses for vinegar and bicarb here.


Lois Evensen said...


Tania @ Out Back said...

This has worked well when I have tried it too. I wonder if it would work to clean the toilet...Great tip!

Tanya @ Lovely Greens said...

Clever tip - definitely a keeper.