Non-Toxic Drain Opener | Pretty Handy Girl

31 Days of Handy Home Fixes | Pretty Handy Girl

A clogged tub or sink is an inevitable situation for any homeowner. Before you reach for the toxic drain cleaner, try this easy and inexpensive Non-Toxic Drain Opener.

All you need is a box of baking soda and cheap white vinegar.

Non-Toxic Drain Opener | Pretty Handy Girl

Day 14: Non-Toxic Drain Opener

Remove the drain pop up and pour a LOT of baking soda into the drain.

Non-Toxic Drain Opener | Pretty Handy Girl

Pour white vinegar into the drain until it causes a bubbling reaction. Continue until the baking soda fails to bubble up.

Non-Toxic Drain Opener | Pretty Handy Girl

Turn on the hot water full blast. Let it run for at least a minute.

Non-Toxic Drain Opener | Pretty Handy Girl

Hopefully this quick and non-toxic solution will clear your drain. Need some help getting that pop up back in place, follow this tutorial.


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4 replies
  1. Catherine
    Catherine says:

    I love using baking soda and vinegar for cleaning but I have never had much luck with this particular application I have to say. It doesn’t seem to do much in the way of unclogging at all. Maybe I am not using enough? Hmm, I will give it another try I guess.

  2. Colleen Taylor
    Colleen Taylor says:

    I’ve done this in the past before but I forgot about doing this. In fact I have a sink that is a bit clogged & I completely forgot about doing anything about it until now. Thanks for the reminder & another great tip!


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