Toilet water rising? Is sink or bath water slow to drain away? Smelling or hearing something that’s not right when all you want is to get rid of that waste? The only thing more frustrating than a blocked drain is having to go through the pain of finding a trustworthy and affordable local plumber to come and fix things up promptly – and you’d instead not start pouring expensive and potentially harmful chemicals down the drain with your fingers crossed. If only there were a natural drain cleaner that could do the trick.
Keen To Try A Homemade Drain Cleaner?
Well, you’re in luck! The chemical companies (and, let’s face it, most plumbers) don’t want you to know that there are super-simple ways to create your homemade drain cleaner without needing dangerous and polluting chemicals that can hurt the environment, your skin and even your lungs. And some of our natural DIY drain unblocker tips really could surprise you:
Take, for example, our first DIY drain cleaner – pure H2O. Sure, running the cold tap isn’t doing the trick, but it can be potent if it’s just a few degrees beneath the boiling point. That’s especially the case for many things that clog up bathroom and kitchen sinks, like soap and grease.
2. Soda & Salt
Supercharge that almost-boiling water just a little bit with half a cup of salt and another half cup of baking soda for an effective natural drain cleaner. All you need to do is pour it all in and then go and have a quiet coffee. Once you return, pour another kettle of boiling water down there, and you might be amazed that natural chemicals can be very effective at chewing up drain gunk.
3. Soda & Vinegar
If you love fish and chips, you already have salt in the cupboard – and chances are you also have white vinegar. But as well as being delicious, it too is very effective when combined with baking soda. Miss a third of a cup with another third of a cup of baking soda, pour it down and chill out for half an hour. Wash it all down with boiling water and marvel at the bonus of a sweet-smelling drain.
4. Supercharged Mix
Go back over every natural ingredient mentioned above – and mix it into a potent natural brew. Use the exact approximate quantities and wash it all down with boiling water.
If you’re into baking, obtaining a couple of packages of yeast won’t be a difficult taste. Pour two packages down the drain, and follow up with half a cup of salt and a full cup of boiling water. Please wait for an hour and rinse it down with that trusty-boiled kettle.
6. Coat Hanger
We didn’t say our blocked drain DIY would only involve natural ingredients, but a wire coat hanger isn’t too far away from nature and is also completely harmless. Fashion it into a fishing hook and see how much of that bunged-up gunk you can ‘catch’.
7. Dish Soap
On the other hand, dish soap isn’t natural – but it’s already under the sink, so let’s try it. Sure, it may not seem like it’ll be much of a help, but it’s worth a try. Squirt a significant amount into the drain (don’t be stingy!), wash it down with boiling water – and if it works, you’ll almost certainly have cured that foul drain smell, too.
DIY Fail? Ezy-Plumb Will Bail You Out!
How did you go? Don’t be surprised if you had only partial success, or your natural drain cleaner didn’t work. Professionals like the experienced and fully licensed team at Ezy-Plumb use highly specialised products, tools, equipment and techniques that will unblock drains Melbourne-wide – no matter what’s gone wrong!
Call the friendly Melbourne local plumbing team at Ezy-Plumb today for a fair, fixed price and the best lifetime labour guarantee anywhere in Bayside, Melbourne & beyond. We proudly service suburbs like Brighton, Elsternwick, Brighton East, Bentleigh, Caulfield South, Elwood, Ormond and beyond.