How to Unclog a Drain with Salt and Vinegar
Have a nasty, clogged drain and no drain cleaner on hand? No worries–you can make your own using iodized salt and vinegar. The combination of abrasive salt with the cleaning power of vinegar should be able to cut through the toughest clogs. Plus, you’ll add boiling water to your mixture, which will push the mixture through the pipes. Method#3 is my favourite.
Using a Salt and Vinegar Mix
- Add a 1/2 cup of lemon juice and mix thoroughly to give your paste some extra declogging-power thanks to the juice’s acidity.
- If the clog is located deep within the pipe, or if you’re leaving the lemon juice out, add more vinegar for a thinner mixture so it travels more easily.
- If you are unable to remove the stopper, add more vinegar to the mixture before pouring so it’s thinner.
- Use boiling water instead of running hot water from the tap, since it may take a while for the hot water to kick in.