A small problem, but recently I’ve been dealing with a clogged bathroom sink drain. I’ve tried multiple types of drain cleaner I picked up at the store, but nothing seemed to work.
Before calling a plumber, I wanted to give this DIY Drain Cleaner recipe a try. To my surprise, it worked like a charm. I’m writing this post one week after using it on my drain and the sink is still unclogged.
Using this little concoction along with hot water, I was successfully able to unclog the drain in my bathroom sink without the need to purchase any additional costly products.
Ready to give it a try yourself? Here’s what you’ll need:
You’ll want to mix these three things together in a bowl. You’re going to have a little extra to spare, so having something to store it in would also be a good idea. I used a glass jar with a lid to store mine.
You’ll also need two cups of hot water to pour down the drain. What I did was boil the water, then allowed it to sit for a few minutes so it was very hot, but NOT boiling. (Read my warning about pouring boiling water down your drain below).
Now here’s where the magic happens! Pour 1/2 cup of the mixture down your clogged drain, followed by the 2 cups of hot water. You’ll know it’s starting to work when it starts to bubble and fizz.
Similar to if you were to use a store bought drain cleaner, allow your DIY drain cleaner to sit for one hour before running the water. Then you should be good to go!
A few things to keep in mind, it’s recommended that you don’t pour boiling water down your sink. Boiling water could distort your pipes and cause more damage in the long run. It’s also good to wait to use this mixture if you’ve recently used a store bought drain cleaner in case of a chemical reaction. I waited one week before trying this DIY drain cleaner after using a store bought one.
Here’s a quick video I put together to show you just how clogged my drain was before and how it’s working after using the DIY Drain Cleaner!
How To Make DIY Drain Cleaner from Megan Fenno on Vimeo.
Thoughts or questions? Leave a comment below!