Not the most riveting topic, but it can be useful to know how to clear a partially blocked drain. This is my go to remedy when the water still goes down the drain, but at the slowest trickle. Using two household ingredients, baking soda and white vinegar, it’s easy to make an effective non-toxic drain cleaner.
- Clean the stopper and drain from any visible debris and gunk.
- Dump some baking soda into the sink or tub. No need to measure, but I use about a cup.
- Pour white vinegar – the cheap stuff that comes in gallon jugs – over the baking soda. You’ll want to pour enough vinegar, about one to two cups, to cause an eruption with all of the baking soda. Watch with great fascination as it bubbles ferociously.
- While the baking soda and vinegar are doing their business, put on a full pot of water to boil. Once it boils, being extremely cautious carry the kettle to the sink or tub and quickly pour all the hot water down the drain.
- Turn on the faucet and watch the water go down the drain fast and effortlessly.