How to Clear Clogged Drains with Baking Soda and Vinegar

Are you tired of water pooling around your feet? Does a disgusting odor make you sick as soon as you enter the kitchen?

So you are witnessing a clogged drain and looking for the ultimate solution to get rid of this terrible situation. It’s high time you fix this problem or else you can face some terrible consequences. The clogged pipe can burst anytime.

A very dear friend of ours was in the same situation a month ago. Imagine using the bathroom and getting into ankle-deep dirty water. A sink filled with dishes waiting to be washed with filthy water oozing out of the drain. These scenarios are enough to make you furious and nauseated. So he came up with a DIY solution and came across a superb yet simple formula to clear clogged drains.

We are pretty sure that just like him you would have gotten some of the most expensive liquid drain openers off the market shelves. But they were of no use. You would have tried all the home remedies available on the web. But they never work. No need to be depressed. I am going to share a cheap, eco-friendly and wonderful cleaning solution which will be a blessing in disguise especially in an emergency situation like that.

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Clear Drain Clogs with Baking Soda and Vinegar 

Even if you have to unclog the toughest drains then this is the ultimate helping hand for you. Within minutes it will become cleaning “gennie” and clear the drains. You may have to follow some steps to get the best results.

Things needed:-

½ cup baking soda

1 cup vinegar

1 cup hot water




  1. Get rid of the dirty water

The first step is to clean the place, clear it from any standing water using a viper.

  1. Boil Water

Boil some water and pour it into the clogged drain.

  1. Dump the baking soda

Throw ½ cup of baking soda in it and let it settle for a while.Avoid using excessing baking soda as it will only gather in the sink.

  1. Pour the solution

Prepare a solution of 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup steaming hot water and empty it over the layer of baking soda. You will hear some fizzing sounds which will indicate the magic happening.

  1. Cover it

Prepare a solution of 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup steaming hot water and empty it over the layer of baking soda. You will hear some fizzing sounds which will indicate the magic happening.

  1. Place Stopper 

Place the drain cover on top of it so the reaction stays below the drain surface.

  1. Wait

Leave it like this for multiple hours. This time is for the greasy muck to loosen up.

  1. Add Tons of Water

The last most important step is to flush the drain with gallons of boiling hot water.

In case you feel the required result is not obtained, there is no harm in repeating this procedure again after a few days.

The Mechanism behind Baking Soda & Vinegar Solution to Clear Clogged Drains

Baking Soda is an alkaline element while vinegar is a slightly sour acid, when the two are forced to combine, they tend to neutralize each other’s effect, resulting in expanding and producing immense pressure. This built up pressure removes the grimy sludge and shoves the clog down.


Warning- Hazardous Effects

Such home cleaning methods always come with a drawback. They are not entirely safe to execute. The immense pressure created by mixing the alkaline(baking soda) and acidic solution (vinegar) can result in bursting pipes.


It can be extremely dangerous for you and your family so it’s advised not to try such solutions at home. It is recommended to seek professional plumbing service’s help in case you encounter clogged drains or other plumbing issues.

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