A Homemade SAFE Drain Cleaner

You’ve all read the warnings on products like Drano. How dangerous they can be if you get them on you, or worse yet, a child get into and drink some of it! So when I heard of this home remedy, I thought….THIS I have to share.

Condo dwellers  I find often take for granted the maintenance you need to perform on your condominium. Yes, it’s not a maintenance-free environment! And one thing you probably do, is dump grease, or at least wash some pretty greasy pans in your sink. Well, if not well flushed with really hot water, that grease and other gunk is going to build up in those pipes!

Drain cleaners typically contain lye or sulfuric acid, both of which are capable of causing an extremely serious chemical burn if splashed on the skin and are very toxic to drink. If drain cleaner hits your eyes, it may cause blindness. To avoid the scary side effects, make an eco-friendly drain cleaner instead with nontoxic ingredients you already own.

 A Homemade SAFE Drain Cleaner

Here is what you need:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 gallon HOT Water
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • juice from 1/2 lemon

Here is HOW you do it:

First, pour the baking soda down the drain. Baking soda is alkaline, so it will cut through grease and other gunk left in your pipe.

Then, mix the white vinegar and lemon juice. Pour the mixture down the drain after the baking soda. Vinegar is an acid and will make the baking soda foam, providing some agitation to clean your drain.

Wait five minutes, then flush with one gallon of hot water! The water will wash out the foam mixture, also washing out any worrys of having a backed up drain in a condominium, which could mean water damage to you and or your neighbors!

Thom Abbott

I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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