I’ve been cleaning my home in an eco-friendly way for years. Even the cleaning service my family and I use to clean our home is an eco-friendly cleaning service.
Something was going on in my drains. The toilet was clogged one day and I plunged it to make it good again, but then a separate bathroom had the same problem. I didn’t believe this.
The last thing I want to do is “CALL THE GUY”.
A plumber will find a problem. I already know there is a problem. I just don’t want to open my wallet wide enough to pay for a plumber to tell me what the problem is. It a drain problem. I know this. I don’t think it’s that bad. It just needs to be cleaned.
Now, after all this time, not using any harsh chemicals in my home, It seems strange to to buy a product like Drano to fix this problem. Drano will work. I know this, but I decided to research a more eco-friendly way to clean the drains in our home.
I have used eco methods to clean my garbage disposal, which if you’re curious is:
As you do this, please be careful. There are blades in your drain, so use a wooden spoon or something similar to push the ingredients into the drain. Cut the lemon into quarters. Cover them with the salt. Two tablespoons is more a suggestion. You can use as much as you want. Push the quarters into the drain. Add a handful of ice. Turn the water on high and turn on the disposal. It will sound crunchy. This is a good sign. It’s sharpening your blades and freshening the disposal at the same time. When the crunching sound stops, you are done. Smells great!
That’s the disposal eco cleaning. Now, I found a really cool way to clean the drains as well.
Drain Cleaner Ingredients:
- ½ Cup Of Salt
- 15 Cups Of Water
- ½ Cup Of Distilled White Vinegar
- ½ Cup Of Baking Soda
- Pot To Boil Water In
- Mix the ½ Cup Of Salt in the 15 cups of Water in the Pot. 15 cups is just a suggestion. It’s just important to make sure there is a good amount of salt ratio in the mixture.
- Heat the Pot of Water and Salt, but not to a boiling point. Medium to medium-high is a great temperature.
- Pour a few cups of the hot water into the drain. Be careful.
- Pour the ½ Cup baking soda down the drain.
- Add the ½ Cup of Distilled White Vinegar to the drain. The resulting chemical reaction can break fatty acids down into soap and glycerin, allowing the clog to wash down the drain. You might see it foam. This is a normal chemical reaction.
- Wait 15 minutes.
- Pour in hot water to clear residue.
That is the eco-friendly Drano recipe! Now, it worked for me, and I hope it works for you. If not… Call the guy. (Kidding) Take Care!