Day 43 : How to clean a blocked drain

Today’s post in the Homemaking Skills Series is on how to clean a blocked drain. Having a blocked drain in your house can be a really irritating thing. Even after countless pummping when the water refuses to go down the drain, it becomes impossible to keep your cool. The first thing you would do is call the plumber. If there is a major block somewhere down, he definitely needs to have a look. But till then you can try out this solution. If it’s a minor blockage this works very well. I usually try this first and still if it doesn’t seem to clear, then I call the plumber.

All you need is 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1 cup vinegar and 4 cups hot boiling water.

First put the baking soda into the drain. Next add the vinegar. Wait for 10 minutes. Then add hot boiling water. Leave the sink for a while.

Your drain will be free of clogs!

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