So far in my Pinterest adventures, I’ve tackled a braided bun and made some fire starters. So, when my bathroom drain started emptying slower and slower, I knew exactly where to go to figure out a DIY fix.
Sure enough, I found pages and pages of pins devoted to clearing a drain using natural products. I decided to use this pin and grabbed some baking soda and vinegar from my pantry. When I started, my sink was still draining but had gotten noticeably slower over the past couple weeks.
First, I added in about ¼ cup of baking soda. I didn’t bother removing my drain stopper and just kind of shoved the baking soda into the drain with the sides of the cup measure.
Then, I poured in about a cup of vinegar. The pin calls for white vinegar, but I used apple cider vinegar because that’s what I had on hand. Fun fact: if you have well water that causes a blue stain on your sink, the apple cider vinegar takes the stain off.
I left the concoction bubbling and went downstairs to boil some water (and empty the dishwasher… multitasking for the win!).
As soon as the pot of water started boiling, I pulled it off the burner, ran up the stairs to my bathroom, and dumped it directly into the sink.
So, did it work?
At first I thought that the water was draining faster, but within a day of using the sink like normal I realized that it was just as bad as it usually was. I can’t believe that the kind of vinegar would make a difference… what do you think?
You know what DID make a difference? Draino. Yup, cleared that drain right up.
Have you tried clearing a drain clog with vinegar and baking soda? Did it work for you?