A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Use Baking Soda For Clogged Drains

baking soda for clogged drainsUsing natural home remedies to get rid of your drain’s foul smell or to remove an annoying clog is advantageous. You’re not only saving money from expensive cleansers but also saving your pipes from future damage. Chemical cleansers have toxic ingredients that may sooner or later hurt your pipes thus causing cracks, holes or even corrosion. And while some of you may prefer strong clog eradicating cleansers, we suggest that you first utilize natural remedies and only rely on chemicals if the problem is already too grave. If you’re not yet oriented on how you can use baking soda for clogged drains, let this informative and well-detailed article teach you how.

Unclogging and Freshening Drains with Baking Soda

If you are having trouble with smells or slow flowing in your drain, it’s tempting to automatically turn to a chemical drain cleaner. Personally I’ve had some issues with drain cleaners that didn’t remove the clog. All of that chemical had to be removed from the stopped up sink before the plumber could figure out what was really wrong. Many apartment complexes and management companies don’t want you to use a chemical drain cleaner. Luckily there is an easier and less caustic solution in baking soda. I use these methods as regular maintenance for the drains in my home. It keeps them fresh and free flowing. 

The article above shared two options on how you can use baking soda to unclog a drain. The first method involved pouring a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of hot vinegar. On the other hand, the second method involved pouring a cup of baking soda and half a cup of salt down the drain. The mixture must sit in for several hours, probably overnight, and then flushed with two cups of boiling water. Amazing, isn’t it? Now aside from unclogging drains, baking soda also has other uses. Let us share an excerpt from another article we found and hopefully, you’ll also read the rest of it. Find out how you can use this amazing cooking and baking ingredient to get rid of stains on tiles and sinks or even to clean toilet bowls.

“If you are looking for a nontoxic abrasive cleanser, baking soda can’t be beat. In a comparison I did between baking soda and Ajax, results were similar in terms of cleaning power. However, according to the Colgate-Palmolive website, Ajax is an eye and skin irritant. The site also states that “over-exposure can cause respiratory irritation.” The site mentions that Ajax contains crystalline silica, a low-level carcinogen. The site also said that there is no expected harm from ingesting the cleanser — which is something I won’t be experimenting with” (See full article here.)

We wish that you enjoyed reading these two reliable and informative online sources that we shared. And if ever the clog doesn’t go away through these methods, just hire the most trusted Boca Raton plumbing experts in Palm Beach County and let us do drain pipe cleaning for you! Plumbers 911 Florida guarantees top-of-the-line Boca Raton FL plumbing services such as faucet repairs, toilet repairs, septic tank grease trap servicing and many others! Call us at 561-327-6287! 

Posted on: March 6, 2014