Homemade drain cleaner

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First, try a plunger. Then try 1/2 cup washing soda followed by 2 cups boiling water.

For a stronger treatment, combine a handful of baking soda with 1/2 cup vinegar. Close the drain and let it sit, then flush with water. Do this regularly to prevent buildup. (Washing soda is an alkali much less caustic than lye, but it should be kept locked up. It is dangerous.)

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My neighbor does baking soda and vinegar on a weekly basis. I try but forget and usually only do it once or twice a month.
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by 1000009949701   
mesh drain guards for sinks and tubs work wonders
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I've got them, but they fail to stop everything from going down. In fact, while they catch a lot, a lot goes right through them.
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Think I will stay with the vinegar and baking soda hint
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won't work on hair clogs
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i heard baking soda and vinegar works just as well
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I just get my husband to snake it out or what ever he does.
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Ty, I have a bathroom sink that needs this.:)
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it is great to keep clean but hair is bigger
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I use Dollar store drain cleaner...works great!
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How do you close the drain?
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put a stopper in it!
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The vinegar and baking soda works wonderfully. Thanks for the reminder.
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I wonder where one gets washing soda?
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Where laundry detergent is. It is usually next to the borax.
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by FPAJVAB   
what the heck is a handful? a 1/2 cup. a cup????
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by IDG1   
Doesn't have to be precise. It still works.
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Good question. I'd like to know the answer to that as well. After all, hands come in different sizes.
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i've used the vinegar and baking soda andit works wonders
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Thank you, always trying to upstop drain Hubby, uses to shave, in AM....
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I use baking soda &vinegar, ty
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yes, and is not poisonous
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Hot or cold water? (it matters!)
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Boiling water - helps break up oils leftover from soaps, face creams, etc.
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The vinegar one is a good one to use.. and cheap!!!
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another cleaning hint!! ty :)
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I've used the vinegar one...it's good!
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I use it too- don't like harsh chemicals.
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