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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Another Use For Baking Soda and Vinegar
As you may know, I love finding other uses for everyday products. Nothing makes me happier than being able to fix a problem, without a trip to the store. It's not that I hate going to the store, it's just that I have to make a special trip because I forgot to put something I need on the list. I know you have probably had this happen to you, and if it has never happened to you, it will eventually happen. I'm showering and to my surprise the water gradually builds up to bath level. I noticed the drain was running slow weeks ago, but somehow the problem escapes my memory until my next shower. Slow running drains can be a problem caused by soap and shampoo residue. My remedy will not unclog a drain, but it will clear a slow moving drain.
Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into the drain, try to sweep as much of it down the drain as you can.
2. Pour 1/2 cup of white vinegar into the drain and let it foam.
3. After the foaming stops, pour a pot of boiling water down the drain.
This is a quick inexpensive fix that is environmentally friendly. If it still seems slow try this a second time. It has never let me down.