Homemade Drain Cleaner

There are countless tricks and natural home remedies for a clogged drain. Many of these DIY drain cleaning options will save you money and a visit from a plumber. With that being said, not all drain clogs can be solved through general home methods. It’s important to keep in mind how important your home’s plumbing is, and if the drain issue you have encountered seems major, call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Greenville immediately. However, if the issue seems mild enough, you can try the following homemade drain cleaner solution to get your pipes flowing again.

DIY Drain Cleaner Recipe

While many people turn to caustic chemical drain cleaners to deal with blockages, most are unaware that an effective, safe, and more environmentally friendly option exists using baking soda and vinegar. These two common ingredients found in your kitchen can alleviate a mild drain clog in your home plumbing.

  1. Pour ¾ cup of baking soda in the drain.
  2. Pour ½ cup of warm vinegar into the drain and immediately cover it, either with a plug or a dish.
  3. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove cover and run warm water for approximately 2 minutes.

If you give this method a shot and it does not prove effective, you will likely need to call a professional plumber to remove the clog. Contact BFP, your go-to Greenville SC plumbing specialists when you find yourself with a plumbing problem.