Why make your own homemade drain cleaners? The short answer... Because store-bought drain cleaners are poisonous.
Most commercial drain cleaners use highly corrosive chemicals to eat away the blockage. Some drain cleaners even harm plastic pipes.
Worse, chemical drain cleaners are terrible for the environment. After dissolving the clog, all those chemicals get flushed into the water system, eventually polluting rivers and oceans. Not good!
So instead, here's some earth friendly, non-toxic homemade drain cleaner recipes and tips.
Use this recipe once a week to keep your kitchen sink free from soap and grease residues that can build up and block your drain.
Pour 1/2 cup each baking soda, salt and white vinegar down the plughole. Wait 15 minutes, then pour a kettle of boiling water down the drain.
Use a rubber plunger (the kind you get from a hardware store) to clear a clogged drain.
Here's how: Make sure the drain is completely covered by the plunger, then push the plunger up and down with some force. The pressure from the plunging action should break through the clog.
Kitchen sink disposal units can be home to food residues, bacteria and bad smells. Here's a simple recipe that will help clean and disinfect it.
Pour 1/4 cup each borax and baking soda down the drain. Add the rind from half a lemon. Run the unit, making sure to use plenty of hot water. Do this once a week.
As with many homemade natural cleaners, these recipes are much more gentle than commercial products. So it's important to prevent problems before they start by using the homemade drain cleaners every week or so to keep your drains free and clear.
Using disinfecting, germ-killing essential oils in your other homemade cleaning products goes a long way toward keeping you and your family healthy. Plus they're environmentally safe and smell awesome!
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Check out some more recipes for homemade cleaners... and see how easy it is to clean your house from top to bottom with fresh, natural, healthy cleaning choices. Gotta love it!